Ion Beam Analysis
Ion Beam Analysis (IBA) is used to determine what elements are present in biological, geological and man-made materials. It is a fast, sensitive and non-destructive way of establishing how atoms are distributed throughout a sample.
|This video presentation demonstrates Ion Beam Analysis|
The IBA group, within ANSTO's Accelerator Science Project, apply accelerator-based techniques across a range of issues.
Some recent research includes monitoring ambient air pollution at sites across Australia and Asia known as the aerosol sampling program (ASP), determining heavy metal pollutants in biological systems, studying the composition of archaeological artifacts and soil specimens, analysing thin films for photovoltaic (solar cell) applications, and probing materials engineering problems such as corrosion and coating delamination.
Partners and collaborators
The IBA has partnerships with several environmental protection agencies, the Australian Coal Association, private industry, the CSIRO and International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna (IAEA), among others.