Ion microbeam at the van de Graaf accelerator

Van de Graaff accelerator laboratory with proton beam energy up to 2.5 MeV deals with:

  • Analysis of elemental content and its spatial distribution
  • Spectroscopy imaging
  • Material science based on the computed microtomography. Research activities of our laboratory includes imaging of internal structures of solids using computer microtomography. Images are collected using a classical computer tomography technique and novel phase contrast in the form of cross-sections. Studies are carried out on biological samples as well as on geomedical and industrial ones.
  • Magnetodynamic water purification method (BWT) magnetic devices based on permanent magnets (neodymium and ferrite) in order to protect cooling circuits and heat exchangers against deposits, intensify processes of coagulation and sedimentation, protect circuits and petrochemical tanks against the development of bacteria, support multiple technological processes

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Two-Beam Ion Implanter

The two beam ion implanter application is creation of bioactive coatings layers. As coating layers the carbon based coatings and HAP are preferred. Corrosion resistive coatings wear resistive coating based on carbon (e.g. DLC, SiC) for:

  • Interdisciplinary approach to surface processing by ion methods (IBAD, IBSD, ion mixing, ion implantation)
  • Application of modern ion methods for
    • High-Tech industry(complex coatings for special purposes such as high speed cutting tools, anticorrosion coatings)
    • medical purposes (creation of biocompatible complex coating layers (DLC, NCD, HAP, SiC etc) with excellent adhesion and low internal stresses.
  • Multiscale computer modeling of surface processing
  • Construction and production of CNC IBAD and CVD machines
  • Investigation and modeling of carbon based nano- and microstructures (fullerenes, nanotubes) and its new applications
  • Development of new experimental equipment (e.g. OPTICON - microscope)

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