SAXS study on the morphology of etched and un-etched ion tracks in apatite

Allina Nadzri, Daniel Schauries, Boshra Afra, Matias Rodriguez, Pablo Mota Santiago, Saliha Muradoglu, Patrick Kluth, Adrian Hawley

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    Natural apatite samples were irradiated with 185 MeV Au and 2.3 GeV Bi ions to simulate fission tracks. The resulting track morphology was investigated using synchrotron small angle x-ray scattering (SAXS) measurements before and after chemical etching. We present preliminary results from the SAXS measurement showing the etching process is highly anisotropic yielding faceted etch pits with a 6-fold symmetry. The measurements are a first step in gaining new insights into the correlation between etched and unetched fission tracks and the use of SAXS as a tool for studying etched tracks.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    EventHeavy-Ion Accelerator Symposium, HIAS 2014 - Canberra
    Duration: 1 Jan 2015 → …


    ConferenceHeavy-Ion Accelerator Symposium, HIAS 2014
    Period1/01/15 → …


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