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Registration: 

Participants are requested to send the Participation Form (see below) and letter of motivation to their competent national authority (e.g. Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Permanent Mission to the IAEA or National Atomic Energy Authority) for onward transmission to the IAEA. Should you need the authority's contact details, please kindly write to Ms Mariam Yaney (M.Yaney@iaea.org). Please refer to the workshop and include your nationality and the institute/country where you study or work.  

Deadline: 

We have received requests to extend the application deadline to allow more time for the application procedure. The extended deadline is: 18 April 2021. By this date the IAEA should receive your application to process it. In order we can timely arrange the workshop invitations, registrations, virtual platform etc.; please note that this deadline will be considered sharply. No nominations will be accepted after this date.   

Lecturers:

Flyura Djurabekova, University of Helsinki, Finland

David N. Jamieson, University of Melbourne Australia

Takeshi Ohsima, QST, Japan

Paolo Olivero, University of Turin, Italy

Thomas Schenkel, Berkeley Lab, US

Andre Schleife, University of Illinois, US

Roger Webb, University of Surrey, UK

Key lecture topics:

  • First-principles techniques for materials modelling I: Atomic geometries withing density functional theory
  • First-principles techniques for materials modelling II: Electronic properties from many-body perturbation theory and time-dependent density functional theory
  • Molecular dynamics simulations of cascades and swift heavy ions
  • Fundamentals-Ion matter interactions and Instrumentation
  • Present state of the art; deterministic doping, towards billion qubit machines
  • Simple: a single ion implanter, statistics of detection, etc.
  • Ion implantation to produce Isotopically pure layers: i) direct implantation (ii) layer exchange
  • Laser-plasma based ion accelerators and emerging advanced accelerators and on qubit formation very far from equilibrium with intense ion pulses and lasers
  • Quantum gadgets and applications, quantum computing, quantum computer architectures
  • Single photon sources: quantum communication for a safe global network
  • Quantum sensing based on colour centres in wide bandgap semiconductors, brain sensing
  • Panel discussion: newcomers, industrial engagement, challenges and perspectives
  • Virtual laboratory visit of the Ion Beam Centre of university of Surrey, UK
  • Panel discussion: Quantum-clinic,  Grand challenges for the next generation for the 2nd quantum revolution  
  • Poster session (virtual)


DRAFT PROGRAMME (updates will happen)

IAEA Training Workshop on 
Ion Beam Driven Materials Engineering: New Roles for Accelerators for Quantum Technologies

4–7 May 2021 (Virtual event)
 https://nucleus.iaea.org/sites/accelerators/QuantumTW/SitePages/Home.aspx
Lecture timeslots include 15 minutes for questions and discussion.
All times are Central European Daylight Savings Time
Depending on the participants' location; slight adjustments of the timing of the programme is possible.

Day 1 
Tuesday 4  May 2021 
​Day 2
Wednesday 5 May 2021 
Day 3
Thursday 6  May 2021 
​Day 4
Friday 7 May 2021 
​Opening of the workshop - Self-Introduction of the lecturers and participants
​Fundamentals-Ion matter interactions and Instrumentation 
Quantum applications
​Knowedge transfer and commercialization 
Overview of IAEA Accelerator programme
Time: 9-10

Lecture 4: Essential background physics: quantum mechanics for the solid state
Speaker: David Jamieson,  University of Melbourne, Australia
Electrons in atoms and crystals
The semiconductor bandgap
Donors in silicon
Charge transport in semiconductors
Semiconductor devices
Isotopes and nuclear spin
Qubits in semiconductors
​Time: 9-10

Lecture 9: Cosmic rays, background radiation, upsets
Speaker: David Jamieson, University of Melbourne, Australia
The first quantum revolution
The quantum/classical divide
The limitations of classical technology
Quantum gadgets and applications
Quantum computing
Quantum computer architectures
Time: 9-10

Panel discussion on 
- newcomers 
- instrumentation: video, virtusal laboratory visit or real time experiment
Time: 10-11 

Lecture 1: Opening lecture on 1st and 2nd quantum revolution 
Speaker: David Jamieson, University of Melbourne, Australia
​Time: 10-11

Lecture 5: Essential background physics: ion beams for quantum technology
Speaker: David Jamieson, University of Melbourne, Australia
Analysing and configuring materials with ions
Ion-solid interactions: SRIM
Nuclear and electronic energy loss
Ion beam analysis and ion beam induced charge
Cosmic rays, background radiation, upsets
Doping semiconductors
Deterministic doping for single donor arrays
​Time: 10-11 

Lecture 10:  Quantum sinsing based on color centre in wide bandgap semiconductors
Speaker: Takeshi Ohsima, National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology, Japan
- Color centers in diamond and silicon carbide (SiC)
- Principle of quantum sensing
- Applications (biology, medical, physics and material scuence)
- Future challenges 
​Time: 10-11

Panel discussion on 
industrial engagement
bottlenecks and perspectives
​Fundamentals-Ion matter interactions
​Time: 16-17 

Lecture 6: Introduction to focused ion beam instrumentation
Speaker: Roger Webb, University of Surrey, UK
Simple: a single ion implanter
Statistics of detection of single ions
Ion implantation to produce Isotopically pure layers: i) direct implantation (ii) layer exchange
​Time: 13-14

Lecture 11: Single photon sources: quantum communication for a safe global network
Speaker: Paolo Olivero, University of Turin, Italy
- Quantum communication: a roadmap towards a safe global network
- Single photon sources, a key technological asset: what are they and how do we assess them
- Applied nuclear science: ion beams for the development of solid-state based single-photon sources
- Future challenges and perspectives
Time: 11-12

Lecture 15: IAEA e-learning course
Speaker: Paolo Olivero, University of Turin, Italy
Q&A on the e-learning
Time: 13-14 

Lecture 2: First-principles techniques for materials modeling I: Atomic geometries withing density functional theory
Speaker: Andre Schelife, University of Illinois, USA
- Introduce DFT
- Talk about the different “ingredients” of a DFT simulation
- Applications to some materials of interest
Time: 17-18 

Lecture 7: Frontiers of ion beam instrumentation
Speaker: Thomas Schenkel, Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory, USA
History of accelerators
Laser-plasma based ion accelerators
Emerging advanced accelerators
with intense ion pulses And laser plasma acceleration
​Time: 14-15 

Lecture 12: First-principles techniques for materials modeling II: Electronic properties from many-body perturbation theory and time-dependent density functional theory
Speaker: Andre Schelife, University of Illinois, USA
- Introduce MBPT
- Introduce TDDFT
- Applications and technical details for both
​Time: 12-13 

Quantum-clinic / Q&A
Grand challenges for next generation for the 2nd quantum revolution 
​Time: 14-15 

Lecture 3: Molecular dynamics simulations of cascades and swift heavy ions
Speaker: Flyura Djurabekova, University of Helsinki, Finland
​Time: 18-19

Lecture 8: Exotic qubits
Speaker: Thomas Schenkel, Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory, USA
Qubit formation very far from equilibrium
Time: 15-16 

Lecture 13: Kinetic Monte Carlo methods of diffusional spread of defects
Speaker: Flyura Djurabekova, University of Helsinki, Finland
​Feedback of the participants
​Time: 15-16

Motivation panel interviews 

​Time: 19-20

Poster session
Participants can discuss their research projects through poster presentations. This is also a great opportunity to get help/support from the distinguesed lecturers of the workshop. 
Time: 16- 17 Vienna

Lecture 14: GEANT4/ COMSOL/SIMION

​Closing remarks and outlook

Introduction

Ion beam techniques (IBT) have been extensively applied to material analysis and modification by using ions in the keV-GeV energy range especially for electronic materials and devices and in the semiconductor industry. In fact, the knowledge and expertise gained over the last decades in the development of new methodologies for single ion implantation and detection, conjugated with recent advances in ion beam material analysis and modification at the nano-scale, envisage a potentially high impact of IBT even in recently emerging quantum technologies.  

Ion beam implantation is the primary technique to introduce doping atoms into a semiconductor to form devices and integrated circuits; now the development of new focusing and/or collimating systems allows single atoms to be addressed inside a given solid with nanometer precision and is, therefore, ideally suited for the fabrication of future quantum devices. On the other hand, ion beam analysis techniques has, for decades, constituted standard tools to provide chemical, structural characterization of materials, as well as functional analysis of electronic devices; similarly they have the analytical capability to play an important role in the measurement of ion beam induced modification in materials for quantum technology, and offer unique opportunities to develop single ion detectors with spatio-temporal resolution at the nano-scale. 

This training workshop is one of the outputs of the IAEA F11020 Coordinated Research Project on: Ion beam induced spatio-temporal structural evolution of materials: Accelerators for a new technology era. The Future of Tech: Building Quantum Technology With Ion Beam Accelerators | IAEA 

Objectives

The workshop is intended to provide knowledge transfer on the latest technological developments to engineer new material properties with ion beams, with a specific focus on novel detector applications using quantum technologies.

Target Audience

The workshop is open for PhD students and early career researchers (i.e. up to 7 years after PhD degree) actively involved in ion beam techniques working in an accelerator laboratory and/or in the field of quantum technologies.

Working Language

English.

Structure

The workshop will be virtual and organized as a WebEx event. The WebEx event will consist of overviews of specific themes followed by open discussion among the participants. The timing and duration of sessions determined in part by the themes of the contributions and in part by the geographic distribution of participants.

Diversity: Geographical and gender balances are highly encouraged. 

Participation and Registration

In order to be designated by an IAEA Member State, participants are requested to send the Participation Form (21-00475E_Form_A.docx21-00475Form_A.pdf) to their competent national authority (e.g. Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Permanent Mission to the IAEA or National Atomic Energy Authority) for onward transmission to the IAEA by 18 April 2021. Participants who are members of an organization invited to attend are requested to send the Participation Form (Form A) through their organization to the IAEA by above deadline.

Additional Requirements

In order to be selected to participate in this training workshop, it is required to send a Motivation Letter along with the completed Participation Form (Form A) to the scientific and administrative secretary.

The Motivation Letter shall include: 
- expertise and background (in the field of accelerator science, materials science or quantum science);
- motivation and expected benefits of participating in the training workshop;
- 5 key scientific publications.

IAEA Contacts

Scientific Secretary:
Ms Aliz Simon

Division of Physical and Chemical Sciences
Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications
International Atomic Energy Agency
Vienna International Centre
PO Box 100 1400 VIENNA AUSTRIA
Tel.: +43 1 2600 21706
Fax: +43 1 26007
Email: Aliz.Simon@iaea.org

Administrative Secretary:
Ms Mariam Yaney

Division of Physical and Chemical Sciences
Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications
International Atomic Energy Agency
Vienna International Centre
PO Box 100 1400 VIENNA AUSTRIA
Tel.: +43 1 2600 26393
Fax: +43 1 26007
Email: M.Yaney@iaea.org