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A Mechanism for the Displacement of Ions in an Ionic Lattice


THE most direct way by which an ion can be displaced in an ionic lattice when the lattice is subjected to ionizing radiation is through simple collision displacements. Thus high-energy electrons can be expected to produce displacements by simple ‘billiard-ball’ collision; γ-rays can possibly produce displacements by Compton scattering, either by direct recoil of the ions or by producing high-energy electrons which afterwards collide with and displace ions.

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VARLEY, J. A Mechanism for the Displacement of Ions in an Ionic Lattice. Nature 174, 886–887 (1954).

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