# Material Breakdown Due to Electron Beam

• ajhunte
Broken]In summary, the problem is asking for the rate of breakdown due to firing 120 keV electrons at titanium of arbitrary thickness. The given information includes the electron flux, energy of electrons, density and thickness of titanium, and surface area of titanium. The question also mentions a formula for the attenuation coefficient based on the number of protons in the absorber, and the need for the average energy deposited per electron or per second. A useful link is provided, but a correct link is also given.
ajhunte
The problem asks me to determine the rate of breakdown due to firing 120 kev Electrons at Titanium of arbitrary thickness. I could solve this problem if I knew The average energy deposited per electron, or the Energy efficiency of the entire beam through the titanium.

Given:
Electron Flux (Current)=8.75e16 Electrons per second
Energy of Electrons= 120 keV per Electron
Density of Titanium= 4.506 g per cm^3
Thickness of Titanium= .0254 cm
Surface area of Titanium= 100 cm^2

Is there a formula that accurately describes the attenuation coefficient of electrons (or beta particles) based on the Z (# of protons) of the absorber. I am interested in the average energy deposited per electron or average energy deposited per second.

You may find this useful:

http://physics.nist.gov/PhysRefData/Star/Text/ESTAR.html"

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## 1. What is material breakdown due to electron beam?

Material breakdown due to electron beam is a process in which high-energy electron beams are used to break down the molecular bonds of a material, resulting in its disintegration or decomposition.

## 2. Why is material breakdown due to electron beam important?

This process is important for various applications in industries such as manufacturing, materials science, and electronics. It allows for precise manipulation and modification of materials at the molecular level, leading to new and improved materials with unique properties.

## 3. How does material breakdown due to electron beam occur?

The process involves directing a beam of high-energy electrons onto a material, causing the electrons to penetrate the surface and interact with the atoms and molecules of the material. This interaction results in the breaking of chemical bonds and the release of energy, leading to material breakdown.

## 4. What materials are suitable for material breakdown due to electron beam?

Most materials can undergo material breakdown due to electron beam, but the effectiveness varies based on the material's composition and properties. Generally, materials with high atomic numbers and densities, such as metals and ceramics, are more susceptible to this process.

## 5. What are the potential risks of material breakdown due to electron beam?

While this process has numerous benefits, it also comes with potential risks, such as radiation exposure and damage to the material being treated. Proper safety precautions and protocols must be followed to minimize these risks and ensure the efficient and safe use of electron beams for material breakdown.

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