Ion and Plasma Surface Interactions Group

This is an IOP special interest group, which is a community of IOP members focused on a particular discipline, application or area of interest. 

Special interest groups allow members to connect and share knowledge and ideas. The IOP funds groups to deliver a range of activities including events, prizes and bursaries. All of our groups are driven by members.  


    About the group 

    As a special interest, member-driven group, we are interested in all things related to the interaction of charged or neutral particles with a solid. This includes:

    • fabrication of materials and devices by plasma
    • ion and atom beam methods
    • equipment for producing these species
    • the diagnostics for controlling the processes

    We provide a forum for industrial and academic researchers and physicists interested in the interaction of energetic particles with solids.

    What we do

    We discuss:

    • new investigations
    • ideas
    • concepts
    • data and applications

    Our members are interested in:

    • energy-loss process and ranges
    • radiation damage
    • sputtering
    • ion-induced electron emission
    • ion channelling
    • pulsed laser deposition
    • plasma assisted CVD
    • atmospheric plasmas

    We also follow the investigation of solids and surface probing by use of ion beams including atom location, and the principles and use of ion implantation for doping of solids. 

    We have strong links with industrial and academic laboratories and organisations and work closely with other IOP groups, notably:

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    Group prizes

    Thesis Prize

    This prize is for the year's most outstanding PhD thesis.

    Find out more about the Thesis Prize, including previous winners.

    Annual Poster Prize 

    This prize is the best poster presentation by a student attending the group’s annual Plasmas, Surfaces and Thin Films meeting.

    Find out more about the Annual Poster Prize, including previous winners.

    Group events 

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    Newsletter

    December 2018 (PDF, 1MB)
    December  2017 (PDF, 1.26MB)

    Committee and contacts