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.
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.