On the mechanism of electron-beam induced phenomena in Na β-alumina

A. Livshits, M. Polak

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A detailed mechanism is proposed for the emergence of sodium to the cleavage-face of the superionic conductor Na β-alumina during high dose electron bombardment. It is based on Auger electron spectroscopy measurements and optical microscope observations of the bombarded surface, and it involves both electromigration of the mobile Na+ and fault formation at the cleavage-face resulting from induced internal stress.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)241-243
Number of pages3
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films


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