Research Programmes

Basic themes of research have been: 

a) study of the basics of ion-matter interaction 

b) efficient use of ions for nanotechnology 

c) materials engineering and characterization 


There are various areas in which the research with SHI is undertaken. Broadly these are: 

  1. Interface modifications/ Ion beam mixing   
  2. Electronic sputtering and surface modifications 


Various types of materials, as listed below, are invesitigated to utilize the modifications produced by energetic heavy ions irradiation