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About the Centre for Micro Analysis of Materials
The Centre for Micro Analysis of Materials (CMAM) is a research center belonging to the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) whose main experimental tool is an electrostatic ion accelerator with a maximum terminal voltage of 5 MV, devoted to the analysis and modification of materials.
CMAM is the result of a project financed though the FEDER program and developed under the guidance of the Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales Nicolás Cabrera (INC).
The project was managed, since July 1998, by a Managing Technical Committee chaired by Prof. Fernando Agulló López, assisted by an Advisory Committee formed by outstanding members of the Spanish scientific, cultural and academic community.
In 2002 the UAM established that the INC had fully and satisfactorily accomplished the start-up of CMAM that was officially inaugurated on March 24 2003, becoming then a university research centre independent from the INC.
The experimental equipment consists of the accelerator, its beam lines, dedicated to various application areas and several ancillary equipments (micro-analytical techniques, sample preparation).
The accelerator, built by HVEE, is of the tandem type and the acceleration system is of the Cockroft-Walton type. It is provided with two sources: a plasma source for gaseous substances and a sputtering source for obtaining practically any element of the periodic table from a solid target.
The building that hosts the laboratories is located in 3 Faraday street of the Cantoblanco ...