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Ion Technology and Spectroscopy at Low Energy Ion Beam Facilities

Ion Technology and Spectroscopy at Low Energy Ion Beam Facilities

Objective

The Integrated Infrastructure Initiative ITS LEIF offers a platform for interdisciplinary research with high-quality low-energy ion beams. It is initiated by the Infrastructure Co-operation Network LEIF funded within FP5. ITS LEIF will combine the effort of 5 research infrastructures in 5 EU countries. 17 contractors and 14 user groups from 18 EU member states and associated countries will participate. It fosters mutual exchange of personnel and instrumentation to counteract fragmentation in this important multidisciplinary field.

Research within ITS LEIF will mainly proceed at 5 infrastructures within a Transnational Access Activity, forming a Distributed European Facility. 4 Joint Research Activities (JRA1 - JRA4), which will improve and extend infrastructure performances by keeping their instrumentation at the cutting edge, will concentrate on the (i) development of sources and beams for complex ions, (ii) generation of low-energy, highly spatially and temporally resolved atomic ion beams, (iii) construction of electrostatic storage rings and traps, and (iv) production and characterisation of bio-molecular targets.

Such developed methods and instruments shall be jointly demonstrated in specific research fields (JRA5 and JRA6) where significant developments are expected:
(i) low-energy ion induced radiation damage in bio-molecular systems,
(ii) antimicrobial ion coating of medical devices and ion-impact enhanced chemical reactivity, and
(iii) low-energy ion induced nano-structuring of insulator surfaces and thin films.

Cooperation will be strengthened by four network activities which interrelate the different projects, guarantee efficient internal and external communication, develop fruitful collaborations, disseminate the obtained knowledge, and develop joint strategies for further progress and applications. Of particular importance in ITS LEIF will be the support, the integration and training of young scientists.

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Coordinator

COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE (CEA)

Address

Rue Leblanc 25, BÂTiment Le Ponant D
Paris

France

Administrative Contact

Bernd Adolf HUBER (Professor)

Participants (16)

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ANDOR TECHNOLOGY PLC

United Kingdom

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE (CNRS)

France

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM ROSSENDORF E.V.

Germany

IMS NANOFABRICATION GMBH

Austria

LEOPOLD - FRANZENS UNIVERSITÄT INNSBRUCK

Austria

MAX PLANCK GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.

Germany

PANTECHNIK S.A.

France

QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY BELFAST

United Kingdom

RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN, KVI

Netherlands

STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITY

Sweden

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITÄT CHEMNITZ

Germany

UNIVERSITY OF AARHUS

Denmark

UNIVERSITY OF CATANIA, DEPARTMENT OF CHEMICAL SCIENCE

Italy

UNIVERSITÄT FREIBURG

Germany

VIENNA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

Austria

WEIZMANN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE

Israel

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 26015

  • Start date

    1 January 2006

  • End date

    30 June 2010

Funded under:

FP6-INFRASTRUCTURES

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 619 052

  • EU contribution

    € 4 794 420

Coordinated by:

COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE (CEA)

France