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Title: Radiation-induced modifications in copper oxide growth

Abstract

Cu samples were irradiated with 10 MeV Au3+ ions at 200 °C to damage levels of 5, 10, and 15 displacements per atom (dpa) as an analogue to study long term self-irradiation effects of alpha- decay in Pu. Samples were then subject to accelerated aging at 350 °C for 1 hour in air resulting in mixed oxide layer growth (Cu2O and CuO). Raman spectroscopy revealed that the CuO phase fraction was gradually decreased as the damage level increased. These findings indicate that accumulated damage from self-irradiation causes quantifiable modifications in metal oxidation that could serve as a novel forensic signature.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [2];  [2];  [3];  [1];  [2]
  1. Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States); Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  2. Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States)
  3. Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States). Joint Inst. for Advance Materials Diffraction Facility
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of Illinois, Chicago, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE); US Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS), Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO). Academic Research Initiative (ARI); USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1724105
Grant/Contract Number:  
NA0003975; AC02- 06CH11357; 2015-DN-077-ARI093
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 327; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 0236-5731
Publisher:
Springer
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
38 RADIATION CHEMISTRY, RADIOCHEMISTRY, AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY; Radiation Damage; Oxidation; Copper; Raman Spectroscopy; Nuclear Forensics

Citation Formats

Bishop, Jessica L., Cureton, Will F., Crespillo, Miguel L., Koehler, Michael, Auxier II, John D., and Lang, Maik. Radiation-induced modifications in copper oxide growth. United States: N. p., 2020. Web. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10967-020-07486-x.
Bishop, Jessica L., Cureton, Will F., Crespillo, Miguel L., Koehler, Michael, Auxier II, John D., & Lang, Maik. Radiation-induced modifications in copper oxide growth. United States. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10967-020-07486-x
Bishop, Jessica L., Cureton, Will F., Crespillo, Miguel L., Koehler, Michael, Auxier II, John D., and Lang, Maik. Thu . "Radiation-induced modifications in copper oxide growth". United States. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10967-020-07486-x. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1724105.
@article{osti_1724105,
title = {Radiation-induced modifications in copper oxide growth},
author = {Bishop, Jessica L. and Cureton, Will F. and Crespillo, Miguel L. and Koehler, Michael and Auxier II, John D. and Lang, Maik},
abstractNote = {Cu samples were irradiated with 10 MeV Au3+ ions at 200 °C to damage levels of 5, 10, and 15 displacements per atom (dpa) as an analogue to study long term self-irradiation effects of alpha- decay in Pu. Samples were then subject to accelerated aging at 350 °C for 1 hour in air resulting in mixed oxide layer growth (Cu2O and CuO). Raman spectroscopy revealed that the CuO phase fraction was gradually decreased as the damage level increased. These findings indicate that accumulated damage from self-irradiation causes quantifiable modifications in metal oxidation that could serve as a novel forensic signature.},
doi = {10.1007/s10967-020-07486-x},
journal = {Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry},
number = 1,
volume = 327,
place = {United States},
year = {2020},
month = {11}
}

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