Photo gallery

Ices deposited on a series of cold substrates (20-300 K) vertically mounted on a copper holder connected to a closed cycle cryostat, a 360° rotation stage and a z-linear translation stage
The ice composition and the physico-chemical changes induced upon ion irradiation are monitored by infrared spectroscopy in either a transmission or a reflection mode. Temperature programed desorption (TPD) studies can be performed on both non-irradiated and irradiated ices in order to identify molecules desorbing from the ice layer. A quadrupole mass spectrometer is also attached to the chamber for mass analysis of the desorbed products during irradiation or TPD.
Beam spot on the substrate
The AQUILA setup at the ECR accelerator