A research article has been recently published in the “CARBON” journal
A research article entitled “Boron-doped diamond by 9 MeV microbeam implantation: Damage and recovery” has been recently published in the “CARBON” journal. This work has been carried out by five CMAM researchers in collaboration with two scientists at ICMM-CSIC. In brief, the authors have performed a comprehensive analysis of the damage and eventual recovery of diamond, when irradiated with 9 MeV B ions with fluences from 1015 to 1017 ions/cm2, by combining Raman, photoluminescence, electrical resistivity, X-ray diffraction and Rutherford Backscattering/Ion-channeling.
The ultimate goal of this work was to explore the possibility of creating Boron-doped diamond superconducting regions and to provide a new perspective on the damage induced in diamond by MeV ion irradiation.