Laboratory for ion beam interactions
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.
List of available ion beam techniques, categorized per experimental end-stations:
Ion beam channelling station:
DiFU station (Dual beam irradiation for FUsion materials):
Dual microprobe station:
Ion microprobe station:
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 several projects: EURO-LABS project for testing radiation detectors by ion microbeams; ReMade@ARI project for giving access to the most developed ion beam techniques for materials analysis and modification for research in the field of Circular Economy. Also, since 2017, RBI-AF is a member of a regional research infrastructure network CERIC-ERIC. All TNA opportunities are listed in the table below with links to the associated webpages. 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.
Users access to RBI accelerator facility:
EURO-LABS project (WP4: HEP Detectors) - https://web.infn.it/EURO-LABS/how-to-apply-for-transnational-access/
ReMade@ARI - https://remade-project.eu/
CERIC - ERIC consortium - https://www.ceric-eric.eu/users/open-access/
IAEA - https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/news/new-crp-facilitating-experiments-with-ion-beam-accelerators-g42008
Accelerator facility and the earthquake
On the link above you can find information about the effect of the earthquake that hit Zagreb on the 22nd of March 2020, on the RBI accelerator facility.