Arc-discharge-plasma irradiation of yttrium

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In the present work, arc plasma irradiation of yttrium (Y) was performed and analysed by energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX). The observation of some new elements in Y after the arc-discharge is correlated with unexpected appearance of some impurities or possible disintegration of Y atoms. This serendipitous observation has direct implications on the use of such a technique for the development and purity of nanotubes as well as possibility of atomic interactions.

Original languageBritish English
Pages (from-to)48-50
Number of pages3
JournalSolid State Communications
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Jul 2005


  • A. Metals, surfaces and interfaces
  • C. Transmisssion electron microscopy
  • X-ray spectroscopy


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