Ionized Cluster Beam (ICB) technique - towards intelligent materials applicable in various fields

Toshinori Takagi 

Hiroshima University of Technology, Hiroshima, Japan


Recently, ICB-technique enabled us to transport large volume of ions with extremely low energy that resulted in new material synthesis and fabrication of high performance devices. Using this method the abrupt junction at the interface of ceramic-organic multilayer structure was successfully formed while the component layers were 48Å thin. Hence, ICB appeared suitable for production of variety of the intelligent materials applicable in electronics and biotechnology, since it proved suitable to create well-controlled composite materials in an atomic or molecular order. In the obtained structure an information is freely exchanged in such a way as to secure the functions of a sensor, processor and actuator by the feedback/feed forward function in the single material. The author contends that the ICB-technique is the most promising technology capable to fabricate the chemically bonded heterojunctions.


Presentation: invited oral at E-MRS Fall Meeting 2003, Symposium E, by Toshinori Takagi
See On-line Journal of E-MRS Fall Meeting 2003

Submitted: 2003-09-12 18:55
Revised:   2009-06-08 12:55