Welcome to the Workshop: Ion beams for future technologies 2019, that will take place in the International University Centre situated close to the old walls of the beautiful city of Dubrovnik.

The conference is organized and hosted by the Ruđer Bošković Institute (RBI), Zagreb, Croatia. As it will be co-funded by the Centre of excellence for advanced materials and sensing devices (CEMS), there will be no workshop fee. 

Since the early days of RBS and PIXE, establishment and existence of the small accelerator facilities has been often justified by their unique capabilities for applications, either as a versatile analytical instrument applicable in a range of interdisciplinary fields, or as a unique tool for materials modification.

Although subsequent developments of a range of simpler, cheaper and more accessible competitive techniques, replaced the need for an accelerator, there are still many areas where ion beam accelerators and their ion sources are unique and cannot be replaced by alternative solutions.

Capability to inject a single atom into the substrate, or irradiate it by a single ion at the exactly determined position, are challenges driven by the development of new – one may say - future technologies, in which the accelerator based ion beam technology play an important role.

The aim of the workshop: Ion beams for the future technologies, is to present successful examples where focused ion beams or single ion irradiation play or could play a crucial role in emerging future technologies, including quantum computing and quantum sensing. Additionally, new irradiation approaches, or new techniques that could attract potential users will be also presented. Experts from other fields that may be potential users of ion beam technologies will be also invited. It is expected that the workshop could result in new collaborations and new project proposals, including those within the scope of European Union research funding possibilities.

The workshop will be organized mostly through the invited presentations from Monday till Wednesday with preliminary list of topics:

  • Quantum sensing and computing
  • Deterministic ion implantation and single ion hit detection
  • Nanostructuring using single ions
  • Functionalization using ion beams
  • Ion beams for changing optical properties
  • Biosensing and dosimetry
  • Development of ion beam irradiation techniques

Organizing committee

  • Milko Jakšić, RBI, Chair
  • Ettore Vittone, Uni. Torino, Co-chair
  • Ivana Capan, RBI
  • Georgios Provatas, RBI
  • Andreo Crnjac, RBI
  • Marko Brajković, RBI

Program committee

  • Milko Jakšić, RBI, Zagreb, Croatia
  • Ivana Capan, RBI, Zagreb, Croatia
  • Paolo Olivero, Uni. Torino, Italy
  • Jan Meijer, Uni. Leipzig, Germany
  • Takeshi Ohshima, QST, Takasaki, Japan

Workshop Secretary

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