NPI will participate in material research in the AMULET project

05. 12. 2023

The Institute of Nuclear Physics of the CAS will participate as one of eight partners in the AMULET (Advanced MUltiscaLe Materials for key Enabling Technologies) project, which was successful in the Excellent Research call under Operational Programme Johannes Amos Comenius.

The aim of the project, led by the J. Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry, is to develop so-called multiscale materials with broad application potential, for example in electrical engineering, medicine or environmental technologies.

The team from the Institute of Nuclear Physics led by prof. Anna Macková will investigate the possibility of synthesising new materials by ion implantation, ion lithography and targeted ion irradiation at the atomic level. Energetic ion beams will be generated using the Tandetron 4130 MC accelerator, the only facility of its kind in the Czech Republic.

The Tandetron laboratory in Řež near Prague is part of the Centre for Accelerators and Nuclear Analytical Methods (CANAM). The centre is used for research, development and characterisation of new materials and surfaces. It is also used for radiation testing, the preparation and study of new radionuclides and the detection of radiation using accelerated ion beams.

"Participation in such an ambitious project shows that the role of the CAS Institute of Nuclear Physics in materials research is irreplaceable. It is not only about the scientific erudition and competence, but also about the instrumentation, which is unique in the Czech Republic," says prof. Anna Macková.

In addition to the J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry of the CAS and NPI of the CAS, the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the CAS, the Faculty of Science of Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem, the Institute of Photonics and Electronics of the CAS, the Institute of Physics of the CAS, the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics and the Faculty of Science of Charles University and the University of Chemistry and Technology in Prague are also participating in the project.

Here is the link to the AMULET press release.