Department Ion Beam Center
The department Ion Beam Center focuses on the modification and analysis of solid surfaces by the use of ions in a wide energy range (eV to MeV). The department ensures the operation and the methodical development of a variety of ion beam and plasma techniques. The use of facilities for materials research occures in close collaboration with other institute departmentals. In addition to ion beam analysis, for a comprehensive characterization of materials electron microscopy (TEM, SEM, cross-beam systems), and X-ray-based analysis techniques are used for structural elucidation. R&D work using ion-induced effects or structures for opto-and nanoelectronic devices can be performed in a class 100 clean room.
The Ion Beam Center (IBC) acts as a Helmholtz user facility for ion beam techniques available to national and international partners. Ion beam services is provides in a close collaboration with the HZDR Innovation GmbH.