18-21 May 2015
Darmstadt, Germany
Europe/Berlin timezone

Interactions of Swift Heavy Ions with Gases, Liquids, Solids, and Plasmas

  • Electronic excitation, ionization, and charge transfer processes; spectroscopy of electrons, photons, and recoil ions
  • stopping power and local energy deposition
  • conversion of electronic excitation energy into atomic motion
  • dynamics and relaxation of electronic excitations and atomic displacements

Materials Modifications

  • Mechanisms of track formation
  • ultrafast timescale damage processes
  • creation of point defects, defect clusters, and nanoparticles
  • phase transitions and recrystallization
  • sputtering and mixing
  • materials response in extreme environments
  • high-cycle thermo-mechanical stresses and material fatigue

Chemical and Biological Radiation Effects

  • Beam-induced processes in organic and inorganic materials
  • radiolytic yields
  • radiobiology and tumor therapy with ion beams


  • Structuring of materials
  • ion-track based nanostructures
  • heavy-ion micro- and nanotechnology
  • effects of swift heavy ions on electronic devices
  • geological, astrophysical and other applications based on high-energy accelerators