2015 Campus Summer Science

Continuing with the development of the program “2015 Campus Summer Science”, organized by CEI CSIC-UAM and co-organized by the UCCUAM (Unit for Scientific Culture of the UAM) and supported by MEC, FECYT and “Fundación la Caixa”, the CMAM will carry out the activity “Descubriendo falsificacionesde monedas con un acelerador de partículas”.

Students 1st high school and 4th ESO will have the opportunity to know a high-tech facility and they will be able to familiarize with its use and the physical principles that govern it, using the electrostatic ion accelerator and other CMAM facilities for a demo application.

They will come from different parts of Spain and they will know our laboratory and other UAM laboratories through different activities and guided visits that the program has organized. This activity will take place during the month of July and it will be divided into groups of 7 students. They will be attended by André Redondo Cubero (UAM researcher), Aranzazu Maira Vidal (CMAM Technical support engineer), several PhD studenta and two High School Teacher. The objectives will be:

  • - To understand the structure of matter and the physical processes of ion-matter interaction.
  • - To understand the physical principles of some techniques used for materials analysis.
  • - To understand the processes of ion acceleration, so the functionality of an electrostatic accelerator and associated instrumentation.
  • - To design an ion beam experiment: selection of the type and number of measures in relation to the samples and the problem that the study wants to solve.
  • - To carry out the experiment following the procedure for obtaining the characteristic parameters of the materials to be studied.
  • - To present the results, performing a selection of the most effective results.

For more information about this activitie, you can visit the Campus web site  or our facebook

Renovation Audit to ISO 9001:2008 for the "Delivery of Ion Beams" of CMAM

The CMAM quality management system has been recently submitted to the annual revision by the company SGS ICS Ibérica.

Three years after its certification the QMS has proveed to be solid and efficient passing the revision with zero no-conformity.

New Thesis at CMAM

photo_thesisNew thesis at CMAM about "Study of the evolution of irradiation induced defect in FeCrx Model alloys for fusion applications by means of in-situ resistivity techniques" has been defended by Begoña Gómez-Ferrer Herrán at the Faculty of Sciences of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid on 31th OCtober 2014.

The aim of the thesis has been to study Fe-Cr alloys that are interesting in nuclear fusion reactors, developing an experimental system for irradiation and taking Resistivity Recovery (RR) measurements in-situ in CMAM. Furthermore, an improved measurement method has been presented which allows to study the effects of mobile defects produced by the radiation in the short-range order of Cr and obtains more reliable results which attend as a validation for the computer simulations of radiation damage.


For more information about this thesis you can download it from

Open days at CMAM - XIV Science week

The Science week is one of the most important events about science in Europe and has the goal of bringing science and technology to the citizens.

The Science Week is organized by the General Directorate for Universities and Research of the Community of Madrid, through Madri+d Foundation for Knowledge and its aim is to "encourage the development of harmonious relations between science and society, and contribute to scientists reflect critically with the concerns of society."

Universities, research centers, scientific societies, NGOs, businesses, museums, foundations, scientific associations and governmental agencies will have open days for two weeks, organizing free activities.

CMAM is going to participate once more in the "XIV Semana de la Ciencia", organizing the activity "De la electronica a la optoelectrónica: los aceleradores de iones para el desarrollo de nuevos materiales". This activity includes a conference about the research conducted with the ion accelerator at CMAM and a visit to the CMAM Accelerator in November 6th, 18:00-19:30.


If you are interested in this visit, you can make a book on: 91 497 3219 or email: visitas.cmam@uam.es


For more information about this event, you can visit the website about the activities of the Science week.

More information about the event will be published in our facebook.

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