IAEA Panel on Ion Beam Techniques Roadmap

Track Date and time Hall Duration
IAEA Panel Monday, 15. June 2015., 17:30 Orhideja Hall 90’

Panel co-ordinator:

  • Aliz Simon, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna International Centre, Vienna, Austria, Aliz.Simon@iaea.org

Panel Members:

  • Nuno Pessoa Barradas, Centro de Ciências e Tecnologias Nucleares Instituto Superior Técnico - Unversidade de Lisboa, Portugal
  • Massimo Chiari, INFN Sezione di Firenze, Italy
  • David Cohen, ANSTO, New Illawarra Rd, Menai, NSW, 2230, Australia
  • Ian Vickridge, Institut des NanoSciences de Paris, Université de Pierre et Marie Curie et CCNR, France
  • Roger Webb, Surrey Ion Beam Centre, University of Surrey, Guildford, GU2 7XH, UK
  • Iva Bogdanovic Radovic, Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb, Croatia
  • Julien Demarche, Surrey Ion Beam Centre,
Guildford, United Kingdom

Ion Beam Techniques (IBTs) encompass a suite of analytical and modification techniques in which energetic (0.1 to 100 MeV) beams of charged particles (Z=1, 2 and higher) are directed onto a material to be analysed or modified. In analysis, the composition and in some cases structure of the material are inferred from the nature of detected induced radiation: the type of particle, and its probability distributions, as a function of incident beam energy and direction, and detected particle energy and angle. IBTs have been used for over 50 years now, and much of the underlying physics, data, and machinery are considered to be mature.

Individual accelerators often find application across a broad range of disciplines and domains. The underlying technology associated with megavolt accelerators is thus common across many fields of application, so that developments and evolution driven by one particular application will feed through to other areas.

The aim of this Panel to discuss where further concerted research efforts are likely to lead to improved performance or new competitive IBTs, in view of the development of an Ion Beam Techniques Roadmap. The primary Goals of the Roadmap are:

  • To keep Accelerator Based Ion Beam Techniques at the forefront of scientific endeavour
  • To improve key aspects of performance of IBA
  • To show significant impact of IBTs on societal problems
  • To significantly increase human knowledge
  • To ensure transmission of competencies across generations
  • To promote internationally the adoption of Best Practice

The conference participants will have an opportunity to provide their feedback on the technological developments during the conference, and also in the form of a questionnaire.

Please also visit the IAEA Accelerator Knowledge Portal and the IBT Roadmap and provide your feedback even before/after the conference: