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EPSRC Reference: EP/T01931X/1
Title: High Resolution Ion Beam Analysis Facility
Principal Investigator: Webb, Professor RP
Other Investigators:
Grime, Dr GW England, Professor J Sampson, Professor DD
Bailey, Dr MJ
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Project Partners:
Department: ATI Electronics
Organisation: University of Surrey
Scheme: Standard Research
Starts: 05 April 2020 Ends: 04 October 2021 Value (£): 1,570,473
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Catalysis & Applied Catalysis Materials Characterisation
Materials Processing Materials Synthesis & Growth
Quantum Optics & Information Surfaces & Interfaces
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Manufacturing Healthcare
Related Grants:
Panel History:
Panel DatePanel NameOutcome
19 Nov 2019 EPSRC Strategic Equipment Interview Panel November 2019 - Panel 2 Announced
Summary on Grant Application Form
The Surrey Ion Beam Centre has a long history (~40 years) of employing MeV Ion Beam Analysis techniques to aid UK academia and industry in understanding and developing materials in a number of diverse areas from cultural heritage and biomedical applications to electronic and photonic materials and steels and ceramics. In the past few years new detectors have become available which substantially increase the resolution of these classic techniques (Rutherford Back Scattering, Particle Induced X-ray Emission and Elastic Recoil Detection) which not only increase the selectivity, sensitivity and specificity of the techniques but also have the potential to add new features that will allow the small chemical shifts in the X-ray signals which can identify the bonding states of elements at depths of a few microns below a surface and in full ambient conditions. The ion beams used are such low intensity that for all but the most sensitive of materials will remain unaffected by the probing beam.

The new facilities requested will greatly enhance the current UK capability.
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