This VO is only offered in the winter semester in odd-numbered years (i.e. 2 years). Information can also be found in TISS. A script will be provided when registering for the VO. The examination will be oral.

The interaction of ions with solids shows very special effects, which are due to the fact that ions are quite heavy and thus have a lot of momentum and a variable charge state. These properties lead to very complex mechanisms during ion collisions and have a variety of applications in both academic research and industry. This lecture provides you with a good foundation of the essential processes including their mathematical description and relevance in practical applications.

The lecture also includes a hands-on session on the use of widely used computer codes such as SRIM/TRIM and SDTrimSP.