Cambridge Accelerator for Materials Science (CAMS)


Harvard University


This major surface analytical laboratory is an enterprise operated by the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) and is available to academic and industrial researchers. The centerpiece of the laboratory is a 1.7 MV General Ionx Tandetron ion accelerator equipped with two ion sources, one for gases the other for solids. This allows for the production of most ion species found in the periodic table. The accelerator is connected to two selectable beamlines. The general purpose beamline and analysis chamber has the capability of rapid sample characterization. The differentially pumped ultra high vacuum (UHV) beamline and chamber is used for in situ surface deposition and analysis.

Available Analytical Techniques:

Rutherford Backscattering Spectrometry (RBS)

Particle Induced X-ray Emission (PIXE)

Forward Recoil Spectrometry (FRES)

John F. Chervinsky
Accelerator Manager and Engineer
9 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 495-3762
(617) 496-4654

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