Université de Pierre et Marie Curie
UPMC is the leading French scientific university, based at the Jussieu campus, Paris. Organized into ~180 research laboratories, ~4000 scientists and university professors cater to ~30000 students. The Paris NanoSciences Institute (INSP) is a mixed research unit (UPMC with CNRS) of ~100 scientists. It has a high level of expertise in ion-matter interactions, condensed matter and solid state physics and in Ion Beam Analysis, in particular for nanometric systems.
Role in SPIRIT and tasks
The team of 7 scientists and 3 engineers from INSP involved in SPIRIT is based around the 2.5MV Van de Graaff accelerator with 6 IBA beamlines (SAFIR). UPMC and INSP will play a key role in detector development aimed at reducing beam damage during Ion Beam Analysis and will contribute strongly to IBA software development.
The INSP team has been a major contributor to development of IBA methodology over the last 30 years, with major contributions to ion channelling, narrow resonance depth profiling, the stochastic theory of charged particle slowing down in matter, multiple scattering, and many applications of IBA in materials science and condensed matter physics.