Photonics and Electronics Science and Engineering Center
Support for advanced ion beam technology deployment in interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary areas
Through the use of ions, kinetic energy and chemical activity can be freely controlled and materials in a vacuum can be manipulated, making it possible to control the micro-properties of matter. Taking advantage of this characteristic of matter, the Photonics and Electronics Science and Engineering Center engages in cutting-edge ion beam technology research based on the synthesis of new materials used in a variety of fields ranging from electronics, electricity, machinery, and medicine to the production of high-performance thin-film devices such as very-large-scale integrated circuits. Noteworthy among these pursuits, the cluster ion beam technology developed at the Center is attracting attention in Japan and abroad as a novel process that promises to open up new applications for ion beams.