Ion Beam Centre

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The focus of research in the Huddersfield Ion Beam Centre is the use of energetic particles for a variety of purposes including RF generation, medical applications, studies of semiconductor materials, simulation of radiation damage in nuclear materials and the generation of nuclear power (accelerator driven subcritical reactors). Although the particles of primary interest are energetic ions of various types, research in the Centre also involves the use of electrons and neutrons. Activities within the Centre also include the development of new and innovative artificial electromagnetic media and accelerator technologies.

The Ion Beam Centre is home to two unique UK facilities, MIAMI (Microscopes and Ion Accelerators for Materials Investigations) and MEIS (Medium Energy Ion Scattering). The Centre is part of the UK National Ion Beam Centre and is made up of two groups, the Accelerator group and the Electron Microscopy and Materials Analysis (EMMA) group.

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Ion bombardment Engineering & Materials Science
ion irradiation Physics & Astronomy
Ions Engineering & Materials Science
accelerators Physics & Astronomy
Graphite Chemical Compounds
Irradiation Engineering & Materials Science
Transmission electron microscopy Engineering & Materials Science
irradiation Physics & Astronomy

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Research Output 2012 2019

Open Access
Doping (additives)
2 Citations (Scopus)

Evolution of radiation-induced lattice defects in 20/25 Nb-stabilised austenitic stainless steel during in-situ proton irradiation

Barcellini, C., Harrison, R. W., Dumbill, S., Donnelly, S. E. & Jimenez-Melero, E., Feb 2019, In : Journal of Nuclear Materials. 514, p. 90-100 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gas cooled reactors
Proton irradiation
proton irradiation
Crystal defects
austenitic stainless steels
1 Citation (Scopus)

Intermetallic Re phases formed in ion irradiated WRe alloy

Harrison, R. W., Greaves, G., Hinks, J. & Donnelly, S. E., Feb 2019, In : Journal of Nuclear Materials. 514, p. 123-127 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Ion bombardment
ion irradiation

Projects 2014 2022

European Spallation Neutron Source

Edgecock, T.


Project: ResearchResearch Council

Atomistic Scale Study of Radiation Effects in ABO3 Perovskites

Donnelly, S.


Project: ResearchResearch Council

NPIF EPSRC Doctoral Training Grant

Seviour, R.


Project: ResearchResearch Council