Popular Science: Paper about the Summer Campus Science 2017 and the use of ion beams at CMAM

The volume of the Spanish Journal of Physics (Vol. 31, Nº4), edited by the Spanish Royal Society of Physics, includes the paper “Guías de onda ópticas: Modificando las propiedades de la materia con un acelerador de iones”. It is an informative paper about the Summer Campus Science which took place at CMAM and it consisted of modifying various materials through the use of ion beams, generating structures called waveguides that were later characterized by the analysis of the changes in their fundamental optical properties. The students learned all the steps involved in a general scientific study and in the particular case of wave guides.


The paper describes how the students made their own waveguides, the measurements carried out by them and the physical phenomenon studied.