The Surrey Ion Beam Centre is a national facility available for UK researchers to apply for time through EPSRC and European grant applications. Access is also available on a commercial basis. See the information on gaining access on the main UKNIBC site or contact us at the links below and ask for more information or for a quotation.


Follow the links below for more information about the facilities available in each of the following categories:


Implantation & Irradiation

Ion Beam Analysis

Mass Spectrometry

Focussed Ion Beams

Single Ion Implantation





Focussed Ion Beams


Our two non-implant FIBs carry out a wide range of functions across several departments and partner laboratories

  • The Ga and Xe machines complement each other offering a wide range of beam currents with the highest attainable resolution
  • Generally the Ga machine is used with low beam currents down to 1pA and for features of a few micrometres and smaller
  • The Xe machine can run at up to 1uA of beam current and with features up to 250um across
  • The Xe machine can be used at low beam currents when the inert Xe ion is required, also as low as 1pA, but has a larger spot size making the very finest work tricky

Contact Us

Find Us




Karen Arthur
Phone: +44 (0)1483 686090
email: K.Arthur@surrey.ac.uk


Surrey Ion Beam Centre,
University of Surrey,
GU2 7XH,