Special Issue "Ion Beam Analysis, Modification, and Irradiation of Materials"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 August 2017)
This Special Issue aims to report original and significant discoveries of ion beam based materials science and technology advancements. The past several decades have witnessed a continuous interest in using ion beams for a wide range of materials’ research including dopant implantation in semiconductor device fabrication, nondestructive characterization in thin film analysis, and simulations of neutron damage in nuclear materials. With technology’s evolution towards new devices and new materials, other challenges arise in both fundamental studies and technology development. This Special Issue is designed for rapid knowledge dissemination at the frontier of materials research with energetic ion beams.
Topics of interest include fundamentals studies and technological improvements in ion beam analysis, modification, and irradiation of materials. Both experimental studies and modeling simulations are encouraged. Various ion-target systems, such as projectiles of single ions, focused ions, cluster ions, and targets of crystals, amorphous ceramics/metals, nanomaterials, and composite materials are of interest.
In ion beam analysis (IBA), topics include technology advancements on existing IBA techniques towards high accuracy and high depth resolution, developments of new IBA techniques, or applying IBA to advanced materials.
In ion modification, topics include very low dose effects, to tailor point defects, up to high fluence ion beam synthesis of new compounds. Application areas can be found in ion beam processing of highly scaled electronics, solar cells, advanced detectors and sensors, ion beam treatments of novel materials for unique, or enhanced functionalities and ion beam induced synthesis of nanostructures for emerging applications.
In ion beam irradiation, topics include using accelerators to introduce a high level of damage in ceramics, metals, and advanced alloys to study radiation induced or accelerated swelling, hardening, embrittlement, creep, corrosion, and cracking. Technological improvements and new best practice towards standardization of the ion irradiation procedure in emulating reactor neutron damage are also encouraged.
All submitted manuscripts will be peer reviewed.
Prof. Dr. Wei-Kan Chu
Prof. Dr. Anders Hallén
Assoc. Dr. Lin Shao
Dr. Yongqiang Wang
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