Nano-scale elastic property changes of ion-implanted graphite

Hisato Ogiso, Shizuka Nakano, Hiroshi Tokumoto, Kazushi Yamanaka

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The authors discuss changes in the elastic properties of graphite surfaces by ion irradiation. The elastic properties were estimated by measuring the frequency characteristics of a cantilever in contact with the graphite surface. This method enabled us to observe the spatial distribution of the elastic properties at nanometer order resolution. Graphite samples were implanted with 3.1 MeV Au ions, each dose was 1 × 1013, 1 × 1014 and 1 × 1015 cm-2. Consequently, we found that the ion-implanted graphite surfaces had fine structures in their elastic properties. The observed structures did not always coincide with the topography. At a dose of 1 × 1013 cm-2, the stiffness of the graphite was the largest, then decreased as the dose increased.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)641-646
Number of pages6
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Apr
Event12th International Conference on Ion Beam Modification of Materials - Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Duration: 2000 Sep 32000 Sep 8


  • Elastic property
  • Graphite
  • Ion implantation
  • Scanning probe microscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


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