Surface morphology of glassy carbon irradiated with nitrogen ions

Katsumi Takahiro, Ryosuke Ookawa, Kiyoshi Kawatsura, Fumitaka Nishiyama, Shinji Nagata, Shunya Yamamoto, Kazumasa Narumi, Hiroshi Naramoto, Masaya Iwaki

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Morphological changes in glassy carbon GC surface induced by low-energy (100 keV) and high-energy (700 keV) N2+ irradiation have been investigated. In case of 700 keV N2+ irradiation, intrinsic macro-pores became larger in size after irradiation to a dose of 6 × 1017 N+/cm2 and a porous surface was formed. However, the surface roughening which originates in polishing scratches was not observed at any doses examined for the high-energy case, in contrast to 100 keV N2+ irradiation. Thus surface morphology of N-irradiated GC depends strongly on the energy (or the projected range) of N ions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)206-210
Number of pages5
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
Publication statusPublished - 2003 May
Event13th International conference on Ion beam modification of Mate - Kobe, Japan
Duration: 2002 Sep 12002 Sep 6


  • Glassy carbon
  • Ion irradiation
  • Nitrogen
  • Surface morphology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


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