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Quantum Training workshop



Invitation letters have already been sent by e-mail. If you have not received it, then please contact the organizers.  


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)

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

4–7 May 2021 (Virtual event)

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 


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



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. 

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
Tel.: +43 1 2600 21706
Fax: +43 1 26007

Administrative Secretary:
Ms Mariam Yaney

Division of Physical and Chemical Sciences
Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications
International Atomic Energy Agency
Vienna International Centre
Tel.: +43 1 2600 26393
Fax: +43 1 26007