CIRP Encyclopedia of Production Engineering

2014 Edition
| Editors: The International Academy for Production Engineering, Luc Laperrière, Gunther Reinhart

Ion Beam Machining

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-20617-7_6485

Synonyms

Definition

Ion beam machining is an important nonconventional manufacturing technology used in Micro/Nanofabrication, using a stream of accelerated ions to remove the atoms on the surface of the object.

Theory and Application

Ion Beams Machining (IBM) is an important nonconventional manufacturing technology (Hellborg et al. 2009), which uses a stream of accelerated ions by electrical means in a vacuum to remove, add, or modify atoms on the surface of the object. IBM can be classified into two main categories, that is, Large-area Ion Beam Machining (LIBM) technology and Focused Ion Beam Machining (FIBM) technology (Fig. 1).
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Precision Instruments and Opto-electronics EngineeringTianjin UniversityTianjinChina