SHIM scientific topics

  • Interactions of Swift Heavy Ions with Gases, Liquids, Solids, and Plasmas
    • electronic excitation, ionization, and charge transfer processes
    • spectroscopy of electrons, photons, and recoil ions
    • stopping powers and local energy deposition
    • conversion of electronic excitation energy into atomic motion
    • dynamics and relaxation of electronic excitations and atomic displacements
  • Material Modifications
    • mechanisms of track formation
    • ultrafast timescale damage processes
    • creation of point defects; defect clusters, and nanoparticles
    • phase transitions and recrystallization
    • sputtering and mixing
    • materials response in extreme environments
    • high-cycle thermo-mechanical stresses and material fatigue
  • Chemical and Biological Radiation Effects
    • beam-induced processes in organic and inorganic materials
    • radiolytic yields
    • radiobiology and tumor therapy with ion beams
  • Applications
    • structuring of materials
    • ion-track based nanostructures
    • heavy-ion micro- and nanotechnology
    • effects of swift heavy ions on electronic devices
    • geological, astrophysical and other applications based on high-energy accelerators