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 irradiation Physics & Astronomy
Ion bombardment Engineering & Materials Science
Ions Engineering & Materials Science
accelerators Physics & Astronomy
bubbles Physics & Astronomy
Helium Chemical Compounds
irradiation Physics & Astronomy
Irradiation Engineering & Materials Science

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Research Output 2012 2019

A candidate fusion engineering material, WC-FeCr

Humphry-Baker, S., Harrison, R., Greaves, G., Knowles, A., Smith, G., Donnelly, S. & Lee, W., Oct 2018, In : Scripta Materialia. 155, p. 129-133 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Fusion reactions

Allotrope conversion and surface hardness increase in ion implanted boron nitride

Derry, T. E., Lisema, L. I., Magabe, A. T., Aradi, E., Machaka, R. & Madhuku, M., 4 Apr 2018, In : Surface and Coatings Technology. 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Boron nitride
boron nitrides
ion scattering
Pulsed laser deposition
Oxide films
pulsed laser deposition
Transition metals

Projects 2014 2022

NPIF EPSRC Doctoral Training Grant

Seviour, R.


Project: ResearchResearch Council

Radiation Damage in Nanoporous Nuclear Materials

Hinks, J. & Donnelly, S.


Project: ResearchResearch Council