Hydrogen particle and plasma interactions with heterogeneous structures

Alexey Kuznetsov

Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research external, graduation UT

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Being of a versatile and diverse nature, the field of particle-material interaction physics has traditionally been driven by applications. Two important current drivers are materials research for thermonuclear reactors and photolithography at Extreme UV wavelength. These topics have in common that they both represent extreme conditions: high photon, particle and plasma fluxes lead to non-linear processes and complex interaction phenomena. Both focus on unravelling the material damage mechanisms involving the lightest atom, hydrogen, as the active particle. The use of a nano-scale layered material, mimicking the lithography application, afforded an opportunity to perform depth and material sensitive studies. The challenge to identify the respective processes has been undertaken in the current thesis.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • University of Twente
  • Bijkerk, Fred, Supervisor
Award date18 Oct 2013
Place of PublicationEnschede
Print ISBNs978-90-9027806-3
Publication statusPublished - 18 Oct 2013


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