Composition dependent thermal annealing behaviour of ion tracks in apatite

Allina Nadzri, Daniel Schauries, Pablo Mota Santiago, Saliha Muradoglu, C. Trautmann, Andrew John Ward Gleadow, Adrian Hawley, Patrick Kluth

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    Natural apatite samples with different F/Cl content from a variety of geological locations (Durango, Mexico; Mud Tank, Australia; and Snarum, Norway) were irradiated with swift heavy ions to simulate fission tracks. The annealing kinetics of the resulting ion tracks was investigated using synchrotron-based small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) combined with ex situ annealing. The activation energies for track recrystallization were extracted and consistent with previous studies using track-etching, tracks in the chlorine-rich Snarum apatite are more resistant to annealing than in the other compositions.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)211-214
    JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research: Section B
    Publication statusPublished - 2016


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