8-12 July 2013
New iThemba-LABS and Wits University Ion Implantation Facility
Presented by Prof. Trevor DERRY on 10 Jul 2013 from 17:40 to 18:40
Type: Poster Presentation
Track: Track F - Applied Physics
Ion implantation is one of the most versatile techniques for preparing solid surfaces for many different applications -- in physics, chemistry, engineering or even biology, as users of the former University of the Witwatersrand facility will be aware. Wits has now joined forces with iThemba LABS (Gauteng) to acquire a "new" second-hand ion implantation accelerator in a joint venture, and to equip it with a universal ion-source able to produce beams from the entire periodic table. The facility has been installed and commissioned and is available for collaborative research, with a resident operator-technician. Some of the current research is described.