Computer simulation of surface modification with ion beams

Z. Insepov, A. Hassanein, D. Swenson

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Niobium surface modification dynamics treated by cluster ion irradiation was studied based on atomistic and mesoscopic simulation methods and the results were compared to experiments. A surface smoothening method was proposed consisting of a treatment of the Nb cavity surfaces by accelerated gas (argon) cluster ion beams (GCIB) that is capable of reducing the surface roughness up to the theoretical limit.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)114-117
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its applications
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Jul 15 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Field evaporation
  • Gas-cluster ion beam
  • Niobium
  • RF breakdown
  • Smoothening

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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