Electronic stopping in molecular dynamics simulations of cascades in 3C- SiC

E Zarkadoula and G Samolyuk and YW Zhang and WJ Weber, JOURNAL OF NUCLEAR MATERIALS, 540, 152371 (2020).

DOI: 10.1016/j.jnucmat.2020.152371

We investigate the effect of the electronic stopping power on defect production due to ion irradiation of cubic silicon carbide using molecular dynamics simulations. We simulate 20 keV and 30 keV Si and C ions, with and without the electronic energy loss. The results show that the electronic stopping effects are more profound in the case of C irradiation, where the ratio of the electronic energy loss S-e to the nuclear energy loss S-n is much larger compared to the ratio for Si ions. These findings indicate that this ratio plays a role in the effect of the electronic stopping on ion irradiation. Published by Elsevier B.V.

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