Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
ETHZ is Switzerland’s largest and internationally most renowned university with an outstanding research record. The ETHZ Laboratory for Ion Beam Physics (LIP) with three tandem accelerator facilities (0.2-6 MV) serves as a national and international centre for accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) and for materials science applications of MeV ion beams. LIP has excellent collaborations with many ETHZ departments and other national and international research institutions and industry.
Role in SPIRIT and tasks
ETHZ will be coordinator of WP6 “Improving analysis” and will lead the key task on detector. Within this key task it will promote the use of high resolution gas ionisation detectors recently developed by LIP for the analysis of low energy ions. It will also contribute in WP6 (Reduction of Analysing Beam Effects) by a systematic quantification of the ratio of material removed from the sample to scattered particles bearing information, taking advantage of its unique accelerator SIMS facility.
Since 25 years the ETHZ Laboratory for Ion Beam Physics is one of the world’s leading Accelerator Mass Spectrometry groups and has established a strong ion beam analysis and modification programme over the past seventeen years. With its renowned research programme in the development of low-energy accelerator and detection systems LIP is one of the international key players in R&D of ion beam equipment.