Jan 26 – 30, 2015
Bormio, Italy
Europe/Berlin timezone

BIOMAT - Biophysics and Material Research at FAIR

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Bormio, Italy

Bormio, Italy

Poster Applications and Instrumentations


Dr Radek Pleskac (GSI)


The future beams are of great interest for biophysics and material science. The FAIR irradiation facility for applied sciences (BIOMAT) will be worldwide unique and will allow the communities to investigate effects induced when relativistic ions deposit large amount of energy within nanometric length and short time scales. In biophysics, relativistic charged particles will be used to assess the molecular mechanisms of radiation action in living system, with main applications in space radiation protection and cancer therapy. For materials research the interest of high-energy, high-intensity particle beams is two-fold: (1) The observation of short time processes and modifications triggered in bulk material using the information provided by particles and photons emitted from the surface. (2) The investigation of materials response under multiple extreme conditions. Compared to pressure and irradiation applied separately, effects on structural behaviour are significantly different when relativistic heavy ion irradiations are performed under high pressure. The Day 1 experiment both for biophysics and material science will be discussed.

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