Diffusive release of gas from a solid in the presence of traps using a linear tempering schedule

SE Donnelly, DG Armour

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The effect of permanent trapping on the surface evolution rate of gas released from a semi-infinite solid is examined for the case of a linear tempering schedule. Analytical expressions are obtained for the rate maximum, the temperature at which the maximum occurs and the temperature width of the evolution rate transient for gas initially located in a specific plane below the surface. In addition, precise plots of the evolution rate transients are obtained for initial planar concentrations and for an extended distribution, by numerical solution of the appropriate diffusion equations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-25
Number of pages5
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1977
Externally publishedYes


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