Synthesis, Irradiation and Analysis of Materials (SIAM)

Facility/equipment: Technological Platform

  • Location

    Rue de Bruxelles, 61




Equipments Details


The SIAM platform enables applied and fundamental research in material sciences. It is active both in the synthesis and the characterization of materials.
The research conducted at SIAM has direct applications in various fields such as photovoltaic, intelligent coatings, nanomaterials, public health, biomedical applications...
SIAM expertise in materials characterization relies on its capability of combining various spectroscopies (XPS, ToF- SIMS & IBA) for offering a global picture of any kind of sample: metals, welds, glass, polymers, powders, liquids, in vivo biological material...
In addition, SIAM has several facilities for functionalising materials and/or synthesising thin films by plasma treatments.

Tandetron Linear Accelerator (ALTAÏS ) - Characterization
• IBA non-destructive and quantitative elemental depth profiles. Including H quantitation. Typical depth 10nm to 1μm
• Chemical and molecular composition at surfaces
• Chemical mapping (2D) and profiling (3D)
• Depth profiling of polymers
Synthesis and irradiation
Tandetron Linear Accelerator (ALTAÏS ) - Irradiation
• Radiobiology station (cells irradiation)
• Implantation station
Vacuum deposition chambers
• Plasma sputtering
• Plasma functionalisation

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  • Research Output

    High performance of 3D silicon nanowires array@CrN for electrochemical capacitors

    Guerra, A., Haye, E., Achour, A., Harnois, M., Hadjersi, T., Colomer, J. F., Pireaux, J. J., Lucas, S. & Boukherroub, R., 17 Jan 2020, In : Nanotechnology. 31, 3, p. 035407 8 p., 035407.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Is aggregated synthetic amorphous silica toxicologically relevant?

    Murugadoss, S., van den Brule, S., Brassinne, F., Sebaihi, N., Mejia, J., Lucas, S., Petry, J., Godderis, L., Mast, J., Lison, D. & Hoet, P. H., 3 Jan 2020, In : Particle and Fibre Toxicology. 17, 1, 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 3 Downloads (Pure)

    Lanthanum Hydroxide Nanoparticles/Multi-Wall Carbon Nanotubes Nanocomposites

    Bhakta, A. K., Kumari, S., Hussain, S., Mascarenhas, R. J., Martis, P., Delhalle, J. & Mekhalif, Z., Jan 2020, Advanced Materials for Defense: Development, Analysis and Applications. Fangueiro, R. & Rana, S. (eds.). Springer, Vol. 4. p. 25-34 (Springer Proceedings in Materials; vol. 4).

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Catalog/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Projects


    Philippe Barberet

    31 Oct 2019

    Activity: Hosting a visitor typesHosting an academic visitor

    PATROLS General Assembly

    Jorge Humberto Mejia Mendoza (Contributor)

    3 Dec 20185 Dec 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesProject follow-up meeting

    4th Belgian Hadron Therapy Consortium workshop

    Anne-Catherine Wera (Speaker)

    26 Oct 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course