ORNL Physics Division
Managed by UT-Battelle for the Department of Energy
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Ion-Surface Interactions
  & Atomic Collisions


Research Focus
Study of solar wind-impact phenomena on lunar surfaces
• Fundamental understanding of ion collisions with electrons, heavy particles, and surfaces
• Low-energy ion-beam applications for surface modification and plasma simulations
Research Activities
Multiply Charged Ion Research Facility
• Modification of material surface properties by ion implantation
• Simulations of plasma-material interactions and neutron damage with intense keV energy ion beams
• Ion-atom merged beams experiment
Electron-ion crossed and merged beam experiments
• Ion cooling and characterization end-station
The Controlled Fusion Atomic Data Center
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Group Leader: Carl Gross
Email: grosscj at ornl.gov