THE ACCELERATOR-BASED ION TECHNOLOGY CONSORTIUM – AB-ITC

The Swedish Research Council decided on September 20, 2017 to finance six research infrastructures of national interest with the main applicant or fellow applicants at the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

Project Description

Infrastructure: Ion Technology Centre
Project title: THE ACCELERATOR-BASED ION TECHNOLOGY CONSORTIUM – AB-ITC
Main applicant: Daniel Primetzhofer, Tandem Laboratory
Funder: Research infrastructures of national interest from the Swedish Research Council

The present project will meet the Swedish national scientific, industrial and societal demands within high-quality material analysis by sustaining and advancing the role of the Tandem Laboratory at Uppsala University as a national infrastructure for accelerator based Ion Technology. The partners in the present consortium are Uppsala University, The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and Linköping University (LiU).

The present project shall guarantee a sustainable operation and development of the three accelerator systems, the 5 MV tandem accelerator, the 350 kV ion implantation facility, the MICADAS compact mass spectrometer and the associated clean room and sample preparation infrastructure at the laboratory to be used for world-leading research in Ion beam Analysis (IBA), Ion Beam Modification of Materials (IBMM) and Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS). Within AMS, apart from world-leading research in archeology, biomedicine or climate research also the Swedish society and many authorities will benefit from the continual activities at the laboratory. In IBA, in particular via the consortium partners, but also the numerous other collaborations, research in electronics, optics, hard coatings, materials science and in fusion plasma physics will be conducted with access also for industrial partners. In IBMM, materials with tailored properties can be produced on request for numerous research groups within electronics, fusion research as well as for industrial partners.