Ionoptika was delighted to be invited to the opening of the new facility for the characterisation of advanced materials and systems at the Henry Royce Institute, where our “Pioneer” instrument for ion implantation is at the heart of the P-NAME project (Platform for Nanoscale Advanced Materials Engineering ) enabling researchers to implant ions into materials in precisely defined regions with 20 nanometre resolution

The new facilities, based within the Alan Turing Building at the University of Manchester, include a range of capability, from high resolution imaging and chemical characterisation to nanoscale engineering of materials to help optimise their properties for use in next generation devices. The capability will help push new boundaries across a wide range of innovation, including chemical materials, nuclear research, biomedical innovation, nanomaterials and novel coatings.

Pioneer Ion Implanter by Ionoptika

Pioneer Ion Implanter by Ionoptika

In a conference to celebrate the launch of the facilities, the University of Manchester hosted leading academics from the UK, Canada, Italy and Australia, exploring the potential of this equipment.  International academic, David Jamieson, Professor of Physics at the University of Melbourne, marked the addition of the P-NAME with a keynote speech on the potential of quantum computing.

To finish the event, over 50 students displayed posters covering their areas of advanced materials research. Part of the Henry Royce Institute, the UK national centre for advanced materials, the facilities are open access, available to support research and innovation with both industry and academia. See for further information.

For more information about how Pioneer was utilised in P-NAME, and what it can offer, please contact us.