University of Surrey Ion Beam Centre

Lead Research Organisation: University of Surrey
Department Name: ATI Physics

Abstract

This proposal is to support the development, training and core componants of the successful national Ion Beam Centre. Innovations over the next four years include: extending the DanFysik Implanter to give a low energy capability (down to 200 eV); replacing the beam line on the 2MV implanter to give an 8 inch wafer capability; add a verifiable low dose capability for ion beam induced damage studies. Funding is being sort from other sources to also build a horizontal and vertical nanobeam to expand both ion beam analysis capabilities and exploit research at the biomedical interface.An added advantage of these developments will be to place the IBC in a position that it will be able to expand its research base from micro electronic materials into new areas including cultural heritage, biomedical applications, nanotechnology and geology and cosmology. In 4 years time we expect the IBC to be funded: One third from industry; one third from other funding bodies; one third from EPSRC. This will significantly reduce the amount of funding requested from EPSRC.Efficiency gains within the IBC will allow us to reduce the ticket price from 240 currently to 180 for this new grant period.

Publications

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Barradas N (2007) International Atomic Energy Agency intercomparison of ion beam analysis software in Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms

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Barradas N (2008) Advanced physics and algorithms in the IBA DataFurnace in Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms

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Barradas N (2006) Accurate simulation of backscattering spectra in the presence of sharp resonances in Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms

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Barradas N (2008) Summary of "IAEA intercomparison of IBA software" in Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms

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Beck L (2008) Characterization of paint layers by simultaneous self-consistent fitting of RBS/PIXE spectra using simulated annealing in Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms

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Bennett N (2008) Enhanced n-type dopant solubility in tensile-strained Si in Thin Solid Films

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Bennett N (2008) Differential Hall characterisation of ultrashallow doping in advanced Si-based materials in Materials Science and Engineering: B

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Bennett N (2006) Highly conductive Sb-doped layers in strained Si in Applied Physics Letters

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Bennett N (2008) Antimony for n-type metal oxide semiconductor ultrashallow junctions in strained Si: A superior dopant to arsenic? in Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B: Microelectronics and Nanometer Structures

 
Description The Ion Beam Centre supported 40 EPSRC full grants during the period of the Facility grant. It provided 6828 beam hours to EPSRC projects as full grants, pump priming activities for EPSRC student projects and a quality assurance and development programme. During this time period a new technique to analyse the heavy metal components of proteins using PIXE was developed and exploited by a number of small start up companies and University research groups. Generally Ion Beam Analysis techniques and ion implantation facilities for academic and industrial users continued to be required.
Exploitation Route The provision of ion beam facilities to many other EPSRC grants has allowed for successful completion of these grants. Without the provision of the ion beam facilities many of these grants would not have been able to contemplated.
Sectors Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Chemicals,Construction,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Electronics,Energy,Environment,Healthcare,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections,Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology,Transport

URL http://www.ionbeamcentre.co.uk
 
Description The ion beam facilities available at Surrey continued to be used and supported a large number (46) of EPSRC full grants during this time period. It also provided more than 55 pump priming projects for more than 27 academic groups around the UK. Surrey also became part of a large EU consortium offering Transnational Access to academics and industries across Europe. More than 50 different companies and a further 25 National Centres around Europe have accessed the Ion Beam Centre since the start of this project
First Year Of Impact 2006
Sector Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Chemicals,Construction,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Electronics,Energy,Environment,Healthcare,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections
Impact Types Cultural,Societal,Economic

 
Description EU FP7 MCITN
Amount £1,800,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 317169 
Organisation European Commission 
Department Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 01/2013 
End 12/2016
 
Description FP7 Integrated Infrastructures Initiative (I3)
Amount € 1,176,245 (EUR)
Funding ID 227012 
Organisation European Commission 
Department Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 02/2009 
End 02/2013
 
Description Impact Acceleration Account - Plasma Antennnas
Amount £20,000 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2014 
End 03/2015
 
Description Impact Acceleration Account - Proctor & Gamble
Amount £20,000 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2013 
End 07/2014
 
Description Kyoto 
Organisation University of Kyoto
Country Japan 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaboration in setting up a vacuum MeV SIMS system. The group at Kyoto provided us with several hardware items and initial technological support
Collaborator Contribution We provided our expertise in microbeams and imaging. Interfacing our equipment with theirs to provide an enhanced imaging capability.
Impact Papers and joint talks at conferences as well as technical meetings at the IAEA in Vienna and the creation of a Coordinated Research project on MeV-SIMS and Heavy Ion PIXE
Start Year 2006
 
Description University of Malaysia 
Organisation University of Malaysia
Country Malaysia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Providing Beam Time for on-going project
Collaborator Contribution Providing sample for analysis
Impact On going
Start Year 2014
 
Title DataFurnace - WiNDF 
Description Simulated Annealing data fitting algorithm for rapid interpretation and simulation of MeV Ion Beam Analysis spectra 
Type Of Technology Software 
Impact Product is now used in 25MeV accelerator labs world wide, under continual development. The IAEA ran a Technical Meeting to do an inter-comparison between different software available for this kind of work. WiNDF came out on top. 
URL http://www.surrey.ac.uk/ati/ibc/research/ion_beam_analysis/ndf.htm
 
Company Name Si-Light 
Description Si-Light's patented technology enables the manufacturing of efficient silicon LED's that emit light in the 1.2 microns to 1.5 microns spectrum and which are compatible with standard semiconductor manufacturing processes. 
Impact Si-Light has developed a Dislocation Engineering, a revolutionary technology to promote the generation and amplification of light within silicon itself.
Website http://www.si-light.com/
 
Description IAEA Consultant Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Part of a small consultant panel to determine how to setup and run a "Roadmap for Ion Beam Technologies". A survey of the community was conducted and advertised at a number of international conferences, as well as a workshop at the International Conference on Ion Beam Analysis in Croatia this year. A second workshop will be held at the International Conference on Ion Beam Modification of Materials in New Zealand in 2016 to include this aspect into the roadmap. The Roadmap is to be held on the accelerator portal of the IAEA website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://nucleus.iaea.org/sites/accelerators/IBT_Roadmap/SitePages/Home.aspx
 
Description Radio4 Science 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Radio 4 "Inside Science" interview on IBA of ageing paint from the Rosslyn Chapel. Interview was broadcast on 9th April 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05pqtgd