We look forward to welcoming you to the 2023 UKNIBC User Day at the University of Huddersfield which is home to the Medium Energy Ion Scattering (MEIS) and the
Microscopes and Ion Accelerators for Materials Investigations (MIAMI) facilities.
The focus will be on presentations by our wide-ranging user community but we also warmly welcome those whose projects are ongoing and prospective users who are looking to explore the possibilities. This will be an excellent opportunity to share your research and to discover the potential offered by the UKNIBC with fellow users and the operators of the facilities within the centre.
Registration is free. We will be inviting talks directly from our user community but you are also highly encouraged to get in-touch if you wish to present. You are also very welcome to bring posters to be displayed during the lunchtime session – just let us know if you plan to do this when you register.
Please direct all enquiries related to the event to email@example.com
LocationThe 2023 UKNIBC User Day will be held in-person on Tuesday 12th September 2023 at the University of Huddersfield:
Oastler Building OA7/29
University of Huddersfield
Getting HereCampus Map: you can download our campus map here:
Arriving by Train: The venue is a ten-minute walk through the town centre from Huddersfield train station:
Arriving by Car: Parking is available nearby for around £5 per day:
- 9 St. Andrew's Road, HD1 6SB
- 20 Colne Road, HD1 3AY
Where to SleepIn case you are travelling some distance and need to stay over, here are some nearby accommodation options:
- Premier Inn
- Stay (no first-hand reports yet but looks good and is close – let us know!)
- Huddersfield Central Lodge
Where to EatIn case you are travelling some distance and need to stay over, here are some nearby restaurant options:
- Botafogo Brazilian Grill
37 John William Street, HD1 1ES
- Chilli Lounge (Indian)
70 John William Street, HD1 1EH
- Lala’s (Indian)
5 St. George's Square, HD1 1LG
- Lost Property (Georgian)
15 Byram Street, HD1 1DR
- Med-One (Lebanese)>br>
10-12 Westgate, HD1 1NN
- Meson La Pepa (Spanish)
22 John William Street, HD1 1DG
- Rivers (Chinese)
- Thai Sakon
5 St. John's Road, HD1 5AY
- TJ Thai and Japanese
12-14 Wood Street, HD1 1DG
- Scullery (British – a little bit hidden so one for the explorers)
21 Belmont Street, HD1 5BZ
Where to DrinkIf you want to raise a glass to the UKNIBC then here are three recommendations but you will find plenty more:
29 Zetland Street, HD1 2RA
- Magic Rock Brewing Company (little bit of a trek but worth a mention)
Willow Lane, HD1 5EB
- Rat and Ratchet
40 Chapel Hill, HD1 3EB
|09:00||Coffee & Morning Nibbles|
|09:30||Dean's Introduction||Paul Harrison||University of Huddersfield|
|09:32||Welcome & Housekeeping||Jonathan Hinks||University of Huddersfield|
|09:40||Surfactant-mediated epitaxial growth of large area 2D transition metal chalcogenides||Akhil Rajan||St Andrews University|
|10:00||Quantitative correlation of multi modal MSI-PIXE imaging: novel techniques to molecule/element co-location||Conner Newstead||University of Surrey|
|10:20||Ion irradiation of hydrous rare earth phosphates||Ruwaid Rafiuddin||University of Huddersfield|
|10:40||Multimodal Imaging of mammalian tissue for elements and lipids using PIXE, RAMAN and Fluorescent Microscopy||Johanna von Gerichten||University of Surrey|
|11:20||Spectacular advances in AlGaAsBi (title TBC)||Robert Richards||University of Sheffield|
|11:40||Effect of hydrogen on fatigue crack propagation in irradiated nuclear reactor steels||Melissa Weihrauch||University of Liverpool|
|12:00||Accelerated Development of MAX Phase Ceramics for Advanced Nuclear Systems||Konstantina Lambrinou||University of Huddersfield|
|12:20||In-situ depth profiling of low energy Cs implant into copper by MEIS||Reza Valizadeh||ASTeC / Cockcroft Institute|
|12:40||Lunch & Posters|
|13:40||Surrey Ion Beam Centre Update||Roger Webb||University of Surrey|
|14:00||Dalton Cumbrian Facility Update||University of Manchester|
|14:20||MIAMI Facility Update||Graeme Greaves||University of Huddersfield|
|14:40||MEIS Facility Update||Andrew Rossall||University of Huddersfield|
|15:20||SEISMIC Facility: Current capabilities in spatially resolved single cell omics and future developments||Jake Penny||University of Surrey|
|15:40||Impact of dual-beam irradiation mode on damaged tungsten structures by in-situ TEM||Enrique Jimenez-Melero||University of Manchester|
|16:00||Radiation behaviour of nano-structured ferritic superalloys||Kan Ma||University of Birmingham|
|16:20||Combined Ion Beam Analysis on advanced cathode thin films for Li-ion micro batteries||Venkateswarlu Daramalla||University of Cambridge|
|16:40||Closing Address||Roger Webb||University of Surrey|
Paul Bailey was a much-loved colleague, friend, and husband who enjoyed a successful academic career in the ion beam field. The Paul Bailey Memorial Fund has been set up in his memory to support PhD students studying in the Ion Beam Centre.
Paul’s family have generously supported the Paul Bailey Memorial Fund. The Fund will support:
Two PhD student prizes per year awarded for:
The best student work presented at the annual UK National Ion Beam Centre User Day
The best conference presentation or thesis by a student in the field of energetic ion solid interactions.
For students making presentations at international conferences in the field of energetic ion solid interactions, or to undertake short study visits to further their research work in the field.
Who is eligible?
All PhD students who have accessed the UK National Ion Beam Centre as part of their thesis woek are eligible for the awards. Please contact the Director of the Ion Beam Centre if you would like to be considered for an award.
See more here
Ionoptika Ltd and the University of Surrey have been awarded project grants worth a total of £425,000.00 from Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency,
to expand their research into new manufacturing technologies for quantum devices.
See more on the IonOptika Web site
This new funding will help support development of new ion source materials for the Single/Determinstic Implantater - SIMPLE.
It will also help further the development of this unique facility in the UK to support solid state quantum technology devices.
This year we organised a hybrid User Day at the University of Surrey. Users had the opportunity to peresent their work virtually or in person at the University. We tried to encourage people to join the event in person - numbers were limited to maintain social distancing. However many people were still not quite ready to engage fully with an event with many people and full participation at the User Day via remote access was provided. The Programme for the day was as follows:
|10:30||John Kilner||Imperial College||The Surface of Complex Oxides; Ion Beam Based Analysis of Energy Materials|
|10:50||Niels Claessens||IMEC/KU Leuven||Ensemble and microbeam RBS: probing the areal density of high-Z atomic species in 3D microscale structures|
|11:10||Ella Scneider||Surrey||28Si enrichment for quantum computers using ion implantation and layer exchange|
|11:30||Hazel Gardiner||Oxford||Degradation of alloys for Molten Salt reactors|
|11:50||Joseph Alexander||UCL||Quantum memories using defect spins in solids|
|14:00||Gillian Gehring||Sheffield||Magnetism in implanted oxides|
|14:20||Kan Ma||Birmingham||Drastic impact of micro-alloying on austenitic model alloy microstructure under irradiation|
|14:40||Mingchu Tang||UCL||Antiphase-boundaries free GaAs grown on on-axis Si (001) substrate grown by molecular beam epitaxy|
|15:00||Han Du||Southampton||Introduction to CORNERSTONE|
|15:20||Andrew Rossall||Huddersfield||Thermal behaviour of Cu and Au nanoparticles grown on CeO2 thin films|
|15:40||Jonathan Hinks||Huddersfield||Tailoring the Microstructure of MAX Phase Ceramics for Nuclear Applications|
|16:00||Andy Smith||DCF, Manchester||Ion Beam Developments at the Dalton Cumbrian Facility|
|16:20||Jonathan England||Surrey||Surrey Ion Beam Centre Update|
To view all of the posters one after another follow this link
To view the posters individually follow the links in the table below:
User Poster presentations were 3-5 minutes long and are available on the website above.
This year we organised an in person User Day at the University of Surrey. Users had the opportunity to peresent their work in person.
The Programme for the day was as follows:
|10:00||Roger Webb||University of Surrey||UKNIBC Update|
|10:20||Mateus Masteghin||University of Surrey||Ion Beam (Iimplantation) Induced Strain of Single-Crystal Membranes|
|10:40||Haitao Ye||University of Leicester||Ion-Implanted Diamond to Fight Fungus in Space|
|11:00||Dave Armstrong||University of Oxford||Using Ion Implantation to Understand Neutron Damage in Tungsten|
|11:20||Callum Littlejohns||Univertsity of Southampton||Silicon Photonics Prototyping with CORNERSTONE|
|11:40||Venkateswarlu Daramalla||University of Cambridge||Composition & Depth Profile of Light Elements of Epitaxial Y=Thin Films by Ion Beam Analysis|
|14:00||Andy Smith||University of Manchester - DCF||Applications at the DCF Facility|
|14:20||Alex Theodosiou||University of Manchester||Ion implantation of nuclear graphite to study fission product behaviour|
|14:40||Kirk Adams||University of Oxford||Understanding Radiation Damage in REBCO High Temperature Superconductors for Fusion Applications.|
|15:00||Kristian Stockbridge||University of Surrey||Deterministic Ion Implantation using the SIMPLE tools|
|15:20||Steve Clowes||University of Surrey||The RAISIN Network for Ion Implantion for Quantum Technologies|
|15:40||Graham Greaves||University of Huddersfield||An Update in the MIAMI Facility|
|16:00||Matthew Carr||University of Sheffield||Development of Next Generation APDs Based on AlxGa1-xAs1-yBiy|
|16:20||Jaap van den Berg||University of Huddersfield||An Update on the MEIS Facility|
User Poster presentations were available onsite during the lunch break.
We have recently heard the sad news that Daniel Colmer passed away after a short battle with cancer.
Daniel first visited us at the Ion Beam Centre when he was 12 years old in 2009. He described his experience then as: “all brill to the power of infinity”. He came back to us when he was 16 for a holiday job. Initially we paid him in old computer parts – something he had a great fascination for and something we had a great deal of!
For the last two or three years we paid him in real money. He had become part of the "family" and we were putting his talents to good use.
We will miss his enthusiasm and good humour, and fascination for all thing science and we are all very sad to lose him so young.