The papers included in this volume of Acta Physica Polonica A are a contribution to the XIII International Conference on Ion Implantation and Other Applications of Ions and Electrons ION 2022, which was held in Kazimierz Dolny, Poland, on June 27-30, 2022. The Conference was organized by Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin in cooperation with the Lublin University of Technology and the Polish Physical Society.

The Conference was attended by 44 participants from Belarus, Germany, Poland, South Africa, and Ukraine, who had the opportunity to meet in a friendly atmosphere in the beautiful historic town of  Kazimierz Dolny to exchange experience in the eld of ion implantation and the application of electron beams and plasma. The idea of the biennial ION Conferences was stimulated by the permanent interest in ion beam methods, which started from fundamental studies in ion and plasma physics and have established themselves as the standard techniques for material modication and characterization. A wide range of topics was addressed during the ION 2022 Conference, including inter alia: ion beam modication of semiconductors, metals, insulators, and polymers, microstructural investigations of ion-implanted and swift heavy ion-irradiated materials, tribological properties of metallic and ceramic plasma-deposited coatings, computer simulations of post-implantation damage and ionization processes in ion sources. The diversity of topics was a great advantage for the participants of the Conference because it oered new approaches to solving scientic and technological problems.

During the four days of plenary sessions, 14 invited talks and 2 special lectures were given, reviewing actual topics of interest to the participants. The ION 2022 Conference also featured 13 oral presentations and 27 poster contributions with detailed information. Nine persons participated in the Young Scientists Contest.

We would like to thank everyone who contributed to the organization of our Conference in the dicult year of 2022. Special thanks are due to Mr. Janusz Filiks, Dr. Andrzej Droździel, and Dr. Krzysztof Pyszniak for their work, as well as to Dr. Wolfgang Skorupa for giving us a traditional organ concert in the Fara church in Kazimierz Dolny.


Guest Editor:

Marcin Turek
Jerzy Żuk

Published: 03.01.2023

Formation of ZnSe Nanoclusters in Silicon Dioxide Layers by High-Fluence Ion Implantation: Experimental Data and Simulation Results

M.A. Makhavikou, F.F. Komarov, A.F. Komarov, S.A. Miskiewicz, O.V. Milchanin, L.A. Vlasukova, I.N. Parkhomenko, J. Żuk, E. Wendler (Author)


Structure and Mechanical Properties of TiAlN Coatings under High-Temperature Ar+ Ion Irradiation

F.F. Komarov, S.V. Konstantinov, J. Żuk, A. Droździel, K. Pyszniak, I.V. Chizhov, V.A. Zaikov (Author)


Variable Energy Positron Beam Studies of Gold Exposed to Au+ and H+ Implantation

P. Horodek, K. Siemek, M.N. Mirzayev, E.P. Popov, A.A. Donkov, M. Kulik, M. Turek, M. Bielewicz (Author)


Modification of PET Foil by 150 keV Li+ Ion Implantation

M. Turek, A. Droździel, K. Pyszniak, W. Grudziński (Author)


Thermal Desorption of Kr Implanted into Germanium

M. Turek, A. Droździel, K. Pyszniak, S. Prucnal, J. Żuk, P. Węgierek (Author)


Radiation Resistance Studies of PIN Diode Detectors Irradiated with Heavy Ions

K.Z. Krutul-Bitowska, P.J. Napiorkowski, K. Hadyńska-Klęk, P. Horodek, M. Komorowska, A. Olejniczak, M. Paluch-Ferszt, K. Siemek, Z. Szefliński, M. M. Wróbel, K. Wrzosek-Lipska (Author)