Oxygen ion implantation induced structural modifications and electrical conductivity in glass RPC detector materials: A positron lifetime study

Aneesh Kumar, K. V. and Krishnaveni, S. and Nambissan, P. M. G. and Ranganathaiah, C. and Ravikumar, H. B. (2017) Oxygen ion implantation induced structural modifications and electrical conductivity in glass RPC detector materials: A positron lifetime study. Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 471. 151 - 159. ISSN 1873-4812

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jnoncrysol.2017.05.028

Abstract

Resistive Plate Chamber (RPC) detector materials viz., Asahi and Saint Gobain float glasses were exposed to 500keV and 1MeV oxygen ions at diverse fluences. Positron Annihilation Lifetime Spectroscopic (PALS) investigations were carried out to explore the ion implantation induced microstructural modifications in these glasses. Positron lifetime parameters at lower ion implantation fluences suggests the breakage of SiO bonds at the regular tetrahedral sites of SiOSi and the displacement of molecules due to the formation of track inside the silicate glass structure in Asahi glass samples. In both the glasses, the reduced void size at higher ion implantation fluences indicates the increased chemical bonding between the tetrahedral sites and hence increases the short range order. The local temperature induced diffusion followed by trapping of ions in the interior glass voids is predominant at higher fluences. The microstructural modifications and electrical conductivity in both the glasses were well correlated with the measured free volume parameters. The variation in optical band gap from the UV–Vis absorption edge inferred the possibility of strain mismatch in the glass network by the elimination of defects at higher implantation fluences. This is complementary with Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) results.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ion implantation, Glass RPC, Void size, Electrical conductivity, Optical band gap
Subjects: D Physical Science > Physics
Divisions: Department of > Physics
Depositing User: MUL SWAPNA user
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2019 05:09
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2019 05:09
URI: http://eprints.uni-mysore.ac.in/id/eprint/3565

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