Prof. Dr Primož Pelicon
Prof. dr. Primož Pelicon is engaged in the development of research methods and the applications of high energy ion beams. He co-authored 139 papers listed in the WOS. During his career, he was active in the research of materials and fusion. Lately, he is intensively engaged in the development and applications of high energy focused ion beams in biology and medicine. He was leading the developments of micro-PIXE facility at Jožef Stefan Institute for the analysis of biological materials, which belongs to the world´s most advanced of its kind. Recently, he is focused into the development of MeV-SIMS, a novel imaging mass spectroscopy method, which applies heavy high energy ions, i.e. 6 MeV 35Cl6+ ions, for a desorption of non-fragmented large organic molecules with exceptionally high yields. Currently, the MeV-SIMS molecular imaging with Time-Of-Flight mass spectrometer at JSI achieves lateral resolution of 800 nanometers at non-coated biological tissues, which positions this approach among most capable in the field of imaging mass spectroscopy.