LIBI group performs basic and interdisciplinary research concerning interactions of ion beams with matter, and develops methods to characterize and modify properties of matter, with emphasis on nanostructure research. Part of the activities are connected to applications of analysis methods in biomedicine, environment as well as on research of cultural heritage objects. 

Since 2011 and within the EU FP7 project SPIRIT, RBI accelerator facility became also a Trans National Access (TNA) provider. Within the TNA scheme, scientists from EU and associated states can apply for the beam time at any of the beam lines dedicated to ion beam analysis and materials modification.

Currently, access to the facility’s equipment is provided to the foreign researchers in the framework of the two Horizon 2020 projects, AIDA-2020 for testing high-energy physics radiation detectors by ion microbeams and RADIATE for giving access to the most developed techniques for materials analysis and modification based on ion beams to the researchers from the academia and industry. Also, since 2017, RBI-AF is a member of a regional research infrastructure network CERIC-ERIC. We provide about 3000 hours of beam time per year. The international collaboration increased its share in the total beam time from 14% in 2007 to almost 40% in 2017.

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