Laboratory of Ion Beam Applications

Ion Beam Applications

We study the radiation effects of high-energy ions and develop detection techniques. Our study aims to develop new methods for mass analysis, material analysis, and atomic/molecular collision experiments.


Applied atomic physics experiments using ion beam technique.

A beam of charged particles is formed by accelerating ions in a vacuum using an electrostatic field. Electromagnetic fields easily manipulate the trajectory of the ion beam. The trajectories generally depend on their kinetic energy and mass. Therefore, we can easily measure the mass and energy of product ions after collision with photons and electrons. We study fundamental physics using ion beam technology. Mainly, we focus on the molecular properties of proteins and cluster ions through their fragmentation mechanism after collision with photons, electrons, and atomic gases. Furthermore, we study physical processes caused by the irradiation of fast ions on solid materials.


Laboratory of Ion Beam Applications

Tennodai 1-1-1, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8573, Japan

Supervisor’s office

3F730 (Tel. +81-29-853-5337)

Student’s room

3G412 (+81-29-853-5043)