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N. Claessens, P. Couture, J. England, R. Vos, T. Hantschel, W. Vandervorst, A. Vantomme, J. Meersschaut, Ensemble RBS: probing the compositional profile of 3D microscale structures, Surfaces and Interfaces 32 (2022) 102101, DOI

M. Lalande, P. Salou, A.Houel, C. Bourrin, A. Keiser, J-B. Mellier, A. Sineau, J-M. Ramillon, T. Been, A. Cassimi, A. Delobbe, S. Guillous, Nanoscale multiply charged focused ion beam platform for surface modification, implantation and analysis. Rev.Sc.Instrum. 93 (2022) 043703 DOI :

A. H. N. Kashani, S. Mráz, D. M. Holzapfel, M. Hans, L. Löfler, P. Ondračka, D. Primetzhofer, J. M. Schneider, Synthesis and oxidation behavior of Ti0.35Al0.65By (y = 1.7–2.4) coatings, Surface and Coatings Technology, 128190 (2022) DOI

K. Isaković, M.Petric, Z.Rupnik, et. al., Upgrade of the external beamline at the microanalytical center of the Jožef Stefan Institute, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms V. 510, p. 69-75 (2022) DOI:

J. Reindl, P. Kundrat, S. Girst, M. Sammer, B. Schwarz, G. Dollinger, Dosimetry of heavy ion exposure to human cells using nanoscopic imaging of double strand break repair protein clusters, Scientific Reports 12 1305 (2022) DOI:

M. Lin, J. Qiao, X. Hou, P. Steier, et. al., Anthropogenic 236U and 233U in the Baltic Sea: Distributions, source terms, and budgets, Water Research Volume 210, 117987 (2022) DOI:

M. Barac, A. Filko, Z. Siketić,M. Brajković, A. Ledić, I. Bogdanović Radović, Comparison of optical techniques and MeV SIMS in determining deposition order between optically distinguishable and indistinguishable writing tools, Forensic Science International (2022) Vol. 331, 111136 DOI: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2021.111136

I. Jóźwik, J. Jagielski, P. Caban, M. Kamiński, U. Kentsch, Direct visualization of highly resistive areas in GaN by means of low-voltage scanning electron microscopy, Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing Volume 138, February 2022, 106293, DOI:



B. N Murdin, N. Cassidy, D. Cox, R. Webb, R. J. Curry, Error Rates in Deterministic Ion Implantation for Qubit Arrays, PSSb, V. 258, 6 (2021) DOI:

M. Brammerloh, M. Morawski, I. Friedrich, T. Reinert, C. Lange, et al., Measuring the iron content of dopaminergic neurons in substantia nigra with MRI relaxometry, NeuroImage, V. 239, 118255 (2021) DOI:

S. Ditalia Tchernij, E. Corte, T. Lühmann, et al., Spectral features of Pb-related color centers in diamond – a systematic photoluminescence characterization, New J. Phys. 23 063032 (2021) DOI: 10.1088/1367-2630/ac038a

M. Rocchini, M. Chiari, E. Pasquali, A. Nannini, et al., Applications of Rutherford backscattering analysis methods to nuclear physics experiments, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, V. 486, P. 68-72 (2021) DOI:

J. Leemans, K. C. Dümbgen, M. M. Minjauw, et al., Acid−Base Mediated Ligand Exchange on Near-Infrared Absorbing, Indium-Based III−V Colloidal Quantum Dots, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2021, 143, 11, 4290–4301, DOI

S. Biri, I. K. Vajda, P. Hajdu, R. Rácz, A. Csík, Z. Kormány, Z. Perduk, F. Kocsis & I. Rajta, The Atomki Accelerator Centre, The European Physical Journal Plus volume 136, 247 (2021) DOI:

G. U. L. Nagy, Z. T. Gaál, I. Rajta, and K. Tőkési, Spatial and temporal distribution of a 1-MeV proton microbeam guided through a poly(tetrafluoroethylene) macrocapillary, Phys. Rev. A 103, 042801 (2021) DOI:

R. Mikšová, A. Jagerová, P. Malinský, P. Harcuba, J. Veselý, V. Holý, U. Kentsch, A. Macková, Multi-direction channelling study of the Ag:YSZ nanocomposites prepared by ion implantation, Vacuum Volume 184 (2021) 109773. DOI:

S. Merchel, R. Braucher, J. Lachner, G. Rugel, Which is the best ⁹Be carrier for ¹⁰Be/⁹Be accelerator mass spectrometry?, MethodsX 8(2021), 101486 DOI: 10.1016/j.mex.2021.101486

J. Lachner, M. Martschini, A. Kalb, M. Kern, O. Marchhart, F. Plasser, A. Priller, P. Steier, A. Wieser, R. Golser,  Highly sensitive ²⁶Al measurements by Ion-Laser-InterAction Mass Spectrometry, International Journal of Mass Spectrometry 465(2021), 116576, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijms.2021.116576

S. Merchel, G. Rugel, J. Lachner, A. Wallner, D. Walther, R. Ziegenrücker, Evaluation of a sensitive, reasonable, and fast detection method for ⁵⁵Fe in steel, Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry 330(2021), 727-735, DOI: 10.1007/s10967-021-08000-7

I. Jozwik, J. Jagielski, E. Dumiszewska, M. Kaminski, U. Kentsch, Resistivity contrast imaging in semiconductor structures using ultra-low energy scanning electron microscopy, Ultramicroscopy 228(2021), 113333, DOI: 10.1016/j.ultramic.2021.113333

G. Szabo, M. Lehner, L. Bischoff, W. Pilz, U. Kentsch, F. Aumayr, N. Klingner, R.A. Wilhelm, Nano-hillock formation on CaF2 due to individual slow Au-cluster impacts, Nanotechnology 32(2021), 355701
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S. Rudigkeit, J. B. Reindl, N. Matejka, R. Ramson, M. Sammer, G. Dollinger, J. Reindl, CeCILE – An Artificial Intelligence Based Cell-Detection for the Evaluation of Radiation Effects in Eucaryotic Cells, Front. Oncol. 11:688333 (2021) DOI

M. Brajković, I. Bogdanović Radović, M. Barac, D. Domagoj Cosic, Z. Siketić, Imaging of Organic Samples with Megaelectron Volt Time-of-Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry Capillary Microprobe, Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry 2021 32 (10), 2567-2572 DOI: 10.1021/jasms.1c00200

U. Wahl, J.G. Correia, Â. R. G. Costa, E. David-Bosne, M.J. Kappers, M.R. da Silva, G. Lippertz, T.A.L. Lima, R. Villarreal, A. Vantomme, L.M.C. Pereira, Lattice Location Studies of the Amphoteric Nature of Implanted Mg in GaN, Adv. Electronic Materials, (2021) Vol. 7, Issue 9, 2100345 DOI

R. Podlipec, E. Punzón-Quijorna, L. Pirker, M. Kelemen, P. Vavpetič, R. Kavalar, G. Hlawacek, J. Štrancar, P. Pelicon, S.K. Fokter, Revealing Inflammatory Indications Induced by Titanium Alloy Wear Debris in Periprosthetic Tissue by Label-Free Correlative High-Resolution Ion, Electron and Optical Microspectroscopy, Materials 2021, 14, 3048 DOI

J. M. de Jesus, C. Costa, A. Burton, V. Palitsin, R. Webb, A. Taylor, C. Nikula, A. Dexter, F. Kaya, M. Chambers, V. Dartois, R. J. A. Goodwin, J. Bunch, M. J. Bailey, Correlative Imaging of Trace Elements and Intact Molecular Species in a Single-Tissue Sample at the 50 μm Scale, Anal. Chem. (2021) DOI

S. Merchel, R. Braucher, J. Lachner, G. Rugel, Which is the best 9Be carrier for 10Be/9Be accelerator mass spectrometry?, MethodsX, Volume 8, 101486 (2021) DOI

E. Schneider, J. England, L. Antwis, A. Royle, R. Webb, R. Gwilliam, A study of the formation of isotopically pure 28Si layers using conventional ion implantation, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 54 355105 (2021) DOI 

D. Verheij, M. Peres, S. Cardoso, L. C. Alves, E. Alves, C. Durand, J. Eymery, J. Fernandes, K. Lorenz, Self-powered proton detectors based on GaN core-shell p-n microwires, Appl. Phys. Lett. 118, 193501 (2021) DOI

M. Petric, A. Rajh, A. Vizintin, S. Drvarič Talian, R. Dominko, M. Kavčič, Sulfur valence-to-core X-ray emission spectroscopy study of lithium sulfur batteries, Chemical Communications, Issue 61 (2021) DOI

M. Chiari et. al, LABEC, the INFN ion beam laboratory of nuclear techniques for environment and cultural heritage, The European Physical Journal Plus, volume 136 (2021) DOI

M. Kavčič, M. Petric, A. Rajh, K. Isaković, A. Vizintin, S. Drvarič Talian, R. Dominko, Characterization of Li–S Batteries Using Laboratory Sulfur X-ray Emission Spectroscopy, ACS Appl. Energy Mater. , 4, 3, 2357–2364 (2021) DOI

K. Stübner, S. Merchel, J. Lachner, M. Gadoev, Unravelling the Pleistocene glacial history of the Pamir mountains, Central Asia, Quaternary Science Reviews 257, 106857 (2021) DOI 

M.Pezzarossa, E. Cepparrone, D.Cosic, M.Jakšić, G.Provatas, M.Vićentijević, E.Vittone, Polychromatic angle resolved IBIC analysis of silicon power diodes, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, Volume 488 (2021), p. 50-63 DOI

M. Barac, M. Brajković, I. Bogdanović Radović, J. Kovač, and Z. Siketić, MeV TOF SIMS Analysis of Hybrid Organic/Inorganic Compounds in the Low Energy Region, J. Am. Soc. Mass Spectrom.2021, 32, 3, 825–831 (2021) DOI


S. Ditalia Tchernij, T. Lühmann, E. Corte, et al., Fluorine-based color centers in diamond, Sci Rep 10, 21537 (2020) DOI

Cajzl, J.; Nekvindova, P.; Jeníčková, K.; Jagerová, A.; Malinský, P.; Remeš, Z.; Neykova, N.; Chang, Y.-Y.; Oswald, J.; Kentsch, U.; Macková, A., Erbium-ion implantation of single- and nano-crystalline ZnO, Nuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research, B, Volume 464, p. 65-73. (2020) DOI: 10.1016/j.nimb.2019.11.039

U. Wahl, J. G. Correia, R. Villarreal, E. Bourgeois, M. Gulka, M. Nesládek, A. Vantomme, and L. M. C. Pereira, Direct Structural Identification and Quantification of the Split-Vacancy Configuration for Implanted Sn in Diamond, Phys. Rev. Lett. 125 (2020), 045301. DOI

Z. Li, S. Kavanagh, M. Napari, R.G. Palgrave, M. Abdi-Jalebi, Z. Andaji-Garmaroudi, D.W. Davies, M. Laitinen, J. Julin, R.H. Friend, D.O. Scanlon, A. Walsh, R.L.Z. Hoye, Bandgap Lowering in Mixed Alloys of Cs2Ag(SbxBi1-x)Br6 Double Perovskite Thin Films, arXiv preprint (2020) 

L. Csedreki, G.F. Ciani, Gy. Gyürky, I. Vajda, I. Rajta, Á.Z. Kiss, Precise resonance energies measured for energy calibration of particle accelerator using thin silicon–nitride foils, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, 478 pp. 194-200. , 7 p. (2020) DOI

F. F. Selau, H. Trombini, G. G. Marmitt, A. M. H. de Andrade, J. Morais, P. L. Grande, I. Alencar, M. Vos, and R. Heller, Stopping and straggling of 60–250-keV backscattered protons on nanometric Pt films, Phys. Rev. A  Vol. 102, Iss. 3 (2020) DOI

N. Matejka, J. Reindl, Influence of α-Particle Radiation on Intercellular Communication Networks of Tunneling Nanotubes in U87 Glioblastoma Cells, Frontiers in Oncology Vol. 10 (2020) DOI

E.David-Bosne, U.Wahla, J.G.Correia, T.A.L.Lima, A.Vantomme, L.M.C.Pereira, A generalized fitting tool for analysis of two-dimensional channeling patterns, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, Volume 462 (2020), p. 102-113 DOI 

E. Punzón-Quijorna, M. Kelemen, P. Vavpetic, R. Kavalar, P. Pelicon, S. K. Fokter, Particle Induced X-ray Emission (PIXE) for elemental tissue imaging in hip modular prosthesis fracture case, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, Volume 462, 182-186 (2020) DOI

M. Brajkovič, M. Barac, I. Bogdanovič Radovič, Z. Siketič, Dependence of Megaelectron Volt Time-of-Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry Secondary Molecular Ion Yield from Phthalocyanine Blue on Primary Ion Stopping Power, Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry (2020) 31 (7), 1518-1524. DOI

B. Jenčič, P. Vavpetič, M. Kelemen, P. Pelicon, Secondary Ion Yield and Fragmentation of Biological Molecules by Employing 35Cl Primary Ions within the MeV Energy Domain, Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry (2020) 31 (1), 117-123. DOI

D. Verheij, M. Peres, S. Cardoso, L. C. Alves, E. Alves, C. Durand, J. Eymery, J. Fernandes, K. Lorenz, Ion beam induced current analysis in GaN microwires”, EPJ Web of Conferences 233 (2020) 05001. DOI

N. Cassidy, P. Blenkinsopp, I. Brown, Prof. R. J Curry, Prof. B.N Murdin, R.B Webb, D.C Cox, Single Ion Implantation of Bismuth, PSS V. 218, 1 Special Issue: Radiation and Emission in Materials

G. Datzmann, M. Sammer, S. Girst, et. al., Preclinical Challenges in Proton Minibeam Radiotherapy: Physics and Biomedical Aspects, Front. Phys. V.8 (2020) DOI:


N. Matejka, J. Reindl, Perspectives of cellular communication through tunneling nanotubes in cancer cells and the connection to radiation effects, Radiat Oncol 14, 218 (2019) DOI

R. Rupp, B. Caerts, A. Vantomme, J. Fransaer, A. Vlad. Lithium Diffusion in Copper, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. (2019), 10, 17, 5206–5210 DOI

T. A. L. Lima, U. Wahl, A. Costa, V. Augustyns, K. W. Edmonds, B. L. Gallagher, R. P. Campion, J. P. Araújo, J. G. Correia, M. R. da Silva, K. Temst, A. Vantomme, and L. M. C. Pereira. Thermal stability of interstitial and substitutional Mn in ferromagnetic (Ga,Mn) As. Phys. Rev. B 100, 144409 (2019) DOI

D. Nd. Faye, X. Biquard, E. Nogales, M. Felizardo, M. Peres, A. Redondo-Cubero, T. Auzelle, B. Daudin, L.H.G. Tizei, M. Kociak, P. Ruterana, W. Möller, B. Méndez, E. Alves, K. Lorenz, Incorporation of Europium into GaN Nanowires by Ion Implantation, J. Phys. Chem. C 123 (2019) 11874−11887. DOI

J. Boštjan, P. Vavpetič, M. Kelemen, M. Vencelj, K. Vogel-Mikuš, A. Kavčič, P. Pelicon, MeV-SIMS TOF Imaging of Organic Tissue with Continuous Primary BeamJournal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry (2019) 30 (9), 1801-1812. DOI

M. Verlinde et al., Alternative approach to populate and study the 229Th nuclear clock isomerPhys. Rev. C 100, 024315 (2019) DOI 1DOI 2

M. Brajkovič, M. Barac, D. Cosic, I. Bogdanovič Radovič, Z. Siketič, Development of MeV TOF-SIMS capillary microprobe at the Ruder Boškovic Institute in Zagreb, Nuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research B 461, 237–242 (2019)  DOI

K. Moore, M. Barac, M. Brajkovič, M. Bailey, Z. Siketič and I. Bogdanovič Radovič, Determination of Deposition Order of Toners, Inkjet Inks, and Blue Ballpoint Pen Combining MeV-Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry and Particle Induced X-ray Emission, Analytical Chemistry 91, 20, 12997-13005 (2019) DOI

I. Rajta, G.U.L. Nagy, I. Vajda, S.Z. Szilasi, G.W. Grime, F. Watt, First resolution test results of the Atomki nuclear nanoprobe, Nucl. Instrum. Meth. B 449(2019)94 DOI 

A. D. Malay, N. Miyazaki, A. Biela, S. Chakraborti, K. Majsterkiewicz, I. Stupka, C. S. Kaplan, A. Kowalczyk, B. M. A. G. Piette, G. K. A. Hochberg, D. Wu, T. P. Wrobel, A. Fineberg, M. S. Kushwah, M. Kelemen, P. Vavpetič, P. Pelicon, P. Kukura, J. L. P. Benesch, K. Iwasaki & J. G. Heddle , An ultra-stable gold-coordinated protein cage displaying reversible assembly, Nature 569, 438–442 (2019) DOI