The CIMAP (Centre de recherche sur les Ions, les Matériaux et la Photonique) is a research laboratory interested in Basic Science. Its research topics are organized around two main fields: “Excited Matter and Defects” and “Materials and Optic”.
The research around the ion beams produced at GANIL is embedded in the “Excited Matter and Defects” topic. The objectives of the associated research topics are to understand first the processes underlying the ion/matter interactions and second the mechanisms leading to the subsequent creation of defects. Research topics focus on energy transfers between ions and matter (either materials or dilute matter), relaxation pathways for excited matter, mechanisms leading to defects creations and structural changes stemming for defects accumulation in materials. This highly multidisciplinary research implies combining knowledge in Physics of collisions, in Chemistry, and in Material Science.
Apart from the research around ion beams, the CIMAP has the mission to serve as a user facility for interdisciplinary research at GANIL, via the CIRIL Platform. For this mission, the CIMAP is in charge of the selection of experiments, by the means of an International Program Advisory committee, and the development of on-line experimental set-ups.
The research developed at CIMAP around ion beams concerns both Fundamental and Theoretical Researches and is conducted in four teams:
|Modification of Nitrogen atoms chemical environment in latent tracks formed in GaN, monitored by electron microscopy: Evidence of Nitrogen bubbles|
|Key stages of the dynamics of OH-(H2O)3 relaxation|