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Design, development, implementation, and optimization of accelerator-based techniques for fundamental research and/or interdisciplinary applications. These are two examples:
• 2005-2010: I designed, built, and optimized the Coincident Rutherford Backscattering Spectrometry (CRBS) apparatus at JUVAC, during my Ph.D. research (under the supervision of Dr. Dia-Eddin Arafah and Dr. Rami M. Ali). CRBS is a novel combination of traditional Rutherford backscattering spectrometry (RBS), Time-of-flight coincidence (ToF), and position-imaging technique to simultaneously determine the final charge states of the backscattered and recoil ions under single collision conditions.
• 2015-Present: I am working on upgrading the PIXE-RBS beamline at JUVAC, and optimizing it (mainly but not exclusively) for atmospheric aerosol analysis, in collaboration with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Austria.
Using ion beams to probe the sample composition or charge state distribution.
• Main Ion Beam Analysis (IBA) techniques used: Rutherford Backscattering Spectrometry (RBS) and Particle-Induced X-ray Emission (PIXE).
Using synchrotron radiation to probe the structure and/or fragmentation mechanisms of small gas-phase molecules.
• Main experimental techniques used: • Time-Of-Flight (TOF) Mass Spectrometry. • Photo-Electron Photo-Ion COincidence (PEPICO). • Negative-Ion Positive-Ion COincidence (NIPICO). • Vacuum Ultraviolet (VUV) Spectroscopy. • X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS). • Near-Edge X-ray Absorption Fine Structure (NEXAFS).
• Physics Education, Mentorship, and Supervision.
• Physics Demonstrations and Experimentation.
• Science Popularization and Outreach.
• History of Science and Biography of Scientists.