Interaction of Materials with Particles and Components Testing ( IMPACT)
Potter Engineering Building
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IMPACT (The Interaction of Materials with Particles and Components Testing experimental facility) and PRIME (Particle Radiation Interaction with Matter Experiments) facilities have been designed to study in-situ dynamic heterogeneous surfaces at the nano-scale exposed to varied environments that modify surface and interface properties. These facilities are used to investigate to investigate radiation-induced modification of materials and surfaces with applications to fusion science, nanotechnology and detector development.The philosophy behind experiments in IMPACT/PRIME relies heavily on its ability to provide a wide array of characterization techniques and conditions that properly simulate complex environments. The IMPACT/PRIME experiment achieves this by atomic-scale characterization of the evolution of elemental, chemical, and thermodynamic states of ultra-thin film surface and interfaces using complementary surface-sensitive characterization techniques.
Major components of IMPACT facility
*Ultrahigh vacuum chambers
*Inert gas ion sources
*Metal ion source
*Dual anode X-ray source (Specs GmbH, Model XR50)
*EUV source (13.5 nm, Phoenix Model sem20)
*Hemispherical Electrostatic Analyzers (Specs, Omicron)
*Quartz crystal microbalances
*Residual gas analyzers
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IMPACT is part of the Center for Materials Under Extreme Environments (CMUXE). UHV chambers, CCD cameras, Photodiodes, Atomic Force Microscope. PRIME shares accelerators with IMPACT.
The Nuclear Science User Facilities (NSUF) is the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy's only designated nuclear energy user facility. Through peer-reviewed proposal processes, the NSUF provides researchers access to neutron, ion, and gamma irradiations, post-irradiation examination and beamline capabilities at Idaho National Laboratory and a diverse mix of university, national laboratory and industry partner institutions.