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
- new investigations
- data and applications
Our members are interested in:
- energy-loss process and ranges
- radiation damage
- 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:
This prize is for the year's most outstanding PhD thesis.
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 group events on the IOP events site.