(a) θ-2θ scans recorded around the (400) reflection of cubic zirconia crystals irradiated at RT with 4-MeV Au ions. Note that the intensity is also displayed as a function of the normalized deviations from the reciprocal lattice vector (−qN/H(400)), which is equal to the elastic strain in the direction normal to the surface sample. ((b)-(c)) Reciprocal space maps in the vicinity of the (400) Bragg reflection for cubic zirconia irradiated at RT with 4-MeV Au ions at 1015 cm−2 (b) and cm−2 (c).
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