about our Lab.
In our laboratory, a 1.7 MV tandem Van de Graaff accelerator has been installed. With high energy ion beams extracted from this accelerator, research on atomic collisions in solids has been developed. Energy losses, charge states, emergent angles of foil-transmitted particles, secondary electron emissions from targets and their correlation are investigated in addition to the precise measurement of stopping powers. These studies are quite important to understand the details of interactions between the projectile and individual target atoms microscopically in the particle penetration through solids.
Recently, we have also introduced a highly charged ion source and have begun to study the interactions of highly charged ions with atoms and molecules. The study of collisions of highly charged ions with atoms and molecules are interesting not only as fundamental data in the universe but also as atomic physics.The fundamental studies in our laboratory provide foundations of applied techniques such as the cancer therapy with heavy particles, nuclear energy, fusion reactors, development of new materials for radiation-proof and so on.