Quantitative materials research with low energy heavy ions – Major improvements to the state-of-the-art thin film analysis methods (research costs)

Main funder

Funder's project number: 336354

Funds granted by main funder (€)

  • 240 000,00

Funding program

Project timetable

Project start date: 01/09/2020

Project end date: 31/08/2023


Project headed by Dr. Mikko Laitinen and funded by Academy of Finland will develop new tools and calculation methods for the materials analysis needs. Thin film industry of today requires detailed elemental data of the thin films, which in some cases are thinner than single atomic layer.

The ToF-ERDA method which is used to characterize such films in the academia and in the industry will be develop further with the help of more precise analysis tools and faster detector systems. New type calculation functions and faster detector for the low energy heavy ions will be the main results from this 5-year project. Also, analysis software called Potku, a “kick” in Finnish, is further developed to analyze recoiled and scattered heavy ions, detected by the new detector.

All of these three parallel running development projects will be combined as a more accurate and detailed results of the thin film elemental compositions – which are required both by the industry and academia.

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