Materials Research at GSI

Welcome to the website of the Materials Research Department.

GSI Materials Research investigates various aspects related to the interaction of highly energetic heavy ions and solid state matter:

  • Ion-track formation
  • Radiation hardness of technologically relevant materials
  • Stabilization of high-pressure phases by ion irradiation
  • Nanostructures fabricated by ion-track technology


Materials Research is an interdisciplinary group (physics, chemistry, engineering, and materials science) that collaborates with over 50 groups in Germany and abroad.