Ion Beam Applications


Laboratory of Ion Beam Applications
Tennodai 1-1-1, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8573, Japan
Supervisor office
Building 3F room 730 (tel. +81-29-853-5337)
Students room
Building 3G room 412 (tel. +81-29-853-5043)


Applied atomic physics experiments using ion beam technique. A beam of charged particles are formed by accelerating ions in vacuum using electrostatic field. The trajectory of ion beam is easily manupulated by electromagnetic fields. The trajectories generally depends on its kinetic energy and mass, therefore, we can easily measure, the mass and energy of product ions after collision with photons and electrons. We study fundamental physics using ion beam technology. Particlullary, we focus on molecular properties of proteins, and cluster ions through its fragmentation mechanism after collision with photons, electrons, and atomic gases. Furthermore, we study physical processes caused by the irradiation of fast ions on solid materials.