Ion Beam Software

Astrid Berens

Ionbeamcenters.eu aims to give users a comprehensive overview of existing ion beam data analysis software as well as ion beam simulation software for ion irradiation and ion beam transport and tuning. Here, you will find software provided by RADIATE project partners as well as software available from third parties. Information on access and licensing is also provided.

Ion Beam Analysis Software

BATS - AMS Data Analysis Program

BATS is a program to analyse data of AMS measurements for 14C and many other AMS nuclides.

For access to BATS, please contact Christof Vockenhuber at the ETH Zurich

CORTEO - Monte Carlo simulation program

Corteo does MC simulations of ion beam analysis spectra within a few seconds or minutes and can be used for RBS, ERD, RBS-TOF, ERD-TOF, and coincidence of identical ions. Corteo computes the trajectory of ions in materials, based on binary collision, central potential, and random phase approximations.

Corteo was developed by François Schiettekatte at the Département de physique, Université de Montréal, Canada.

Available for free at Université de Montréal

CrystalDraw - Visualisation of RBS-channelling experimental set up

CrystalDraw visualises a crystal structure from .CIF files, generates stereographic projections and allows rotations around. CrystalDraw was developed by Jonathan England at the University of Surrey, UK.

Please contact Jonathan England at the University of Surrey for access to CrystalDraw.

DICADA

Calculation of channelling RBS spectra of single crystals for given defect distribution (displaced lattice atoms, some other types of defects), and vice versa.

Free use of the executable code after signing a license agreement. Please contact Elke Wendler at Uni Jena for access.

GUPIXWIN

GUPIXWIN is a program for fitting PIXE spectra from thin, thick, intermediate and layered specimens. GUPIXWIN extracts peak intensities and converts these to concentrations via the H-value standardization method. X-ray excitation may be via protons, deuterons, He-3 or He-4 ions; X-ray spectrometry may be via SDD, Si(Li) or Ge detectors. Interactive or batch. GUPIXWIN is maintained and developed by J. L. Campbell, Department of Physics, University of Guelph, Canada.

MSA - Mass Spectra Analysis

Mass Spectra Analysis (MSA) allows the analysis and transformation of a 2 dimensional ToF-ERDA spectra into a 1 dimensional mass spectrum.

 

For access to MSA, please contact Christof Vockenhuber at the ETH Zurich

Potku

Potku is a graphical user interface for processing and analysis of list-mode data; Monte Carlo simulation of ERD energy spectra including multiple and plural scattering effects and detector performance. Potku is currently maintained and developed by University of Jyväskylä‘s Accelerator Based Materials Physics group at the Accelerator Laboratory.

Potku is an open source analysis software and can be used to

  • perform time-of-flight calibration
  • study composition changes over the length of the measurement
  • create energy spectra from time-of-flight spectra (to export measurement to other software
  • create depth profiles
  • MCERD simulations and compare the measured ToF-ERDA data to simulated data
  • automatically fit the simulated composition profile to match the experimental profiles
Potku Screenshot
Potku is an open source analysis software currently developed by the University of Jyväskylä ©JYU

Available for free at www.jyu.fi

PowerMEIS

Monte-Carlo-type software for the simulation of MEIS/RBS/EBS/NRA spectra. Created by G.G. Marmitt.

Direct web access at http://tars.if.ufrgs.br

SIMNRA - Simulation of RBS, ERDA, NRA, MEIS and PIGE

SIMNRA is used for the evaluation of ion beam analysis data and was developed by Matej Mayer at the Max-Planck-Institute for Plasma Physics, Garching, Germany. SIMNRA supports the simulation of Rutherford backscattering spectrometry (RBS), elastic backscattering spectrometry with non-Rutherford cross-sections (EBS), nuclear reaction analysis (NRA), elastic recoil detection analysis (ERDA), medium energy ion scattering (MEIS), and particle induced gamma-ray emission (PIGE).

Shareware, 30 day free trial version available at https://home.mpcdf.mpg.de/~mam/

Picture of SIMNRA graphical user interface
SIMNRA graphical user interface ©M. Mayer / Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik

SPACES - Simulation of narrow resonance excitation curves

Simulation of excitation curves obtained around narrow resonances in nuclear reaction cross sections, within the stochastic theory of charged particle stopping, from samples of arbitrary depth composition.

Please contact Ian Vickridge at INSP for access to SPACES.

SPECTRERDA

SPECTRERDA is an ERDA analysis and conversion software developed at ETH ZĂĽrich.

 

For access to SPECTRERDA, please contact Christof Vockenhuber at the ETH Zurich

TFU_to_nm - Interpretation of IBA results

GUI to convert results from IBA to physical thickness assuming mass density. Developed by Johan Meersschaut at IMEC.

Please contact Johan Meersschaut at IMEC for access to TFU_to_nm

 

Ion-Solid Interaction Software

CIRILION

Simulation of the spatial distribution of the ionizing events around the swift ion path. Monte-Carlo simulation of ion interaction with target electron and 3D dynamic Monte-Carlo of electron cascade. CIRILION was developed by CNRS – CIMAP and GANIL.

Please contact Serge Bouffard at GANIL for access to CIRILION

Crystal-TRIM - Simulation of Ion-Solid Interactions

Monte-Carlo simulation of ion irradiation effects (ion ranges, sputtering, damage formation) in single crystalline Si, Ge, C based on the binary collision simulation, including model of dynamic damage accumulation. Crystal-TRIM was developed by Matthias Posselt at Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf e.V., Germany.

The licensing procedure for the transfer of the executable code is explained on the webpage at HZDR.de

 

FLUX7

Flux7 simulates the trajectories of high energy ions in single crystals in a channeling or near- channeling direction using the binary collision approximation. The effective flux density across the lattice plane is evaluated. FLUX7 was developed by Peter Smulders.

Free download at http://www.pjms.nl/FLUXHTML/

iradina - ion range and damage in nanostructures

Fully 3D static Monte-Carlo simulation of ion irradiation effects (ion ranges, sputtering, ion mixing, damage formation) based on the binary collision simulation.

Free download from University of Jena

Kalypso

Kalypso is a molecular dynamics software package for simulation of atomic collisions in solid targets and at surfaces. Kalypso was developed by Marcus Karolewski.

SDTrimSP

SDTrimSP (Static and Dynamic Trim for Sequental and Parallel computer) is a 1D/2D/3D dynamic Monte-Carlo simulation of ion irradiation effects (ion ranges, sputtering, ion mixing, damage formation) based on the binary collision simulation. SDTrimSP was developed by the Max-Planck Institute for Plasma Physics.

SDTRimSP is available for free. For contact information visit http://www2.ipp.mpg.de/~stel/SDTrimSP.html

SRIM - The Stopping and Range of Ions in Matter

SRIM is a collection of software packages to calculate different features of the transport of ions in matter. Applications of the software include Ion Stopping and Range in Targets, Ion Implantation, Sputtering, Ion Transmission, and Ion Beam Therapy. SRIM was developed by James F. Ziegler.

Downloadable for free at http://www.srim.org/

SUSPRE - Ion implantation calculator

SUSPRE does fast predictions of ion ranges, sputtering yields, and damage. It is designed to calculate the implantation range profiles of any ion in any target material. SUSPRE was developed by Roger Webb at the University of Surrey.

Downloadable for free from the Ion Beam Centre at the University of Surrey

TRIDYN - Simulation of Ion-Solid Interaction

1D dynamic Monte-Carlo simulation of ion irradiation effects (ion ranges, sputtering, ion mixing, damage formation) based on the binary collision simulation. TRIDYN was developed by Wolfhard Möller at Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf e.V., Germany.

The licensing procedure for the transfer of the executable code is explained on the webpage at HZDR.de

 

TRI3DYN - Simulation of Ion-Solid Interaction in 3D systems

Fully 3D dynamic Monte-Carlo simulation of ion irradiation effects (ion ranges, sputtering, ion mixing, damage formation) based on the binary collision simulation. TRI3DYN was developed by Wolfhard Möller at Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf e.V., Germany.

Contact Wolfhard Moeller for details on how to use TRI3DYN