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Biography

Dr Jonathan Hinks received a Master of Physics from the University of Salford in 2003 before completing his PhD in Radiation Damage in Copper Indium Diselenide in 2007 under the supervision of Prof Stephen Donnelly. He was then appointed a Research Fellow and spent four years designing, building and operating the Microscope and Ion Accelerator for Materials Investigations (MIAMI) facility which incorporates a transmission electron microscope with an ion accelerator to allow dynamic radiation damage processes to be investigated at the nanoscale.

In 2011, the EMMA research group and MIAMI facility moved to the University of Huddersfield. Jonathan is now a Reader in Radiation Damage in Materials and is establishing a new state-of-the-art MIAMI-2 with £3.5M of funding from EPSRC.

Research and Scholarship

Research interests include radiation damage in:

  • Nuclear materials
  • Semiconductors
  • Nanostructures
  • Materials in extraterrestrial environments

Publications and Other Research Outputs

2017

Harrison, R., Greaves, G., Hinks, J. and Donnelly, S. (2017) ‘A study of the effect of helium concentration and displacement damage on the microstructure of helium ion irradiated tungstenJournal of Nuclear Materials , 495, p. 492. ISSN 0022-3115

Harrison, R., Greaves, G., Hinks, J. and Donnelly, S. (2017) ‘Engineering self-organising helium bubble lattices in tungstenScientific Reports , 7 (7724). ISSN 2045-2322

Tunes, M., Harrison, R., Greaves, G., Hinks, J. and Donnelly, S. (2017) ‘Effect of He implantation on the microstructure of zircaloy-4 studied using in situ TEMJournal of Nuclear Materials . ISSN 0022-3115

Robinson, A., Edmondson, P., English, C., Lozano-Perez, S., Greaves, G., Hinks, J., Donnelly, S. and Grovenor, C. (2017) ‘The effect of temperature on bubble lattice formation in copper under in situ He ion irradiationScripta Materialia , 131, pp. 108-111. ISSN 1359-6462

El-Atwani, O., Hinks, J., Greaves, G., Allain, J. and Maloy, S. (2017) ‘Grain size threshold for enhanced irradiation resistance in nanocrystalline and ultrafine tungstenMaterials Research Letters , 5 (5), pp. 343-349. ISSN 2166-3831

2016

Edmondson, P., Tunes, M., Harrison, R., Greaves, G., Hinks, J. and Donnelly, S. (2016) ‘Preliminary assessment of the irradiation behaviour of the FeCrMnNi High-Entropy Alloy for nuclear applications’. In: Fusion Materials Research at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Fiscal Year 2016. Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States): USDOE Office of Science (SC). pp. 74-77.

Harrison, R., Amari, H., Greaves, G., Donnelly, S. and Hinks, J. (2016) ‘TEM with in situ Ion Irradiation of Nuclear Materials under In-Service ConditionsMicroscopy and Microanalysis , 22 (S3), pp. 1460-1461. ISSN 1431-9276

Harrison, R., Amari, H., Greaves, G., Hinks, J. and Donnelly, S. (2016) ‘Effect of He-appm/DPA ratio on the damage microstructure of tungstenMRS Advances , 1 (42), pp. 2893-2899. ISSN 2059-8521

Shen, Q., Ran, G., Hinks, J., Donnelly, S., Wang, L. and Li, N. (2016) ‘In situ observation of microstructure evolution in 4H–SiC under 3.5 keV He+ irradiationJournal of Nuclear Materials , 471, pp. 149-153. ISSN 0022-3115

Edmondson, P., Abrams, K., Hinks, J., Greaves, G., Pawley, C., Hanif, I. and Donnelly, S. (2016) ‘An in situ transmission electron microscopy study of the ion irradiation induced amorphisation of silicon by He and XeScripta Materialia , 113, pp. 190-193. ISSN 1359-6462

2015

Vallet, M., Barbot, J., Donnelly, S., Hinks, J. and Beaufort, M. (2015) ‘Hydrogen induced growth and coalescence of helium-based defectsphysica status solidi (c) , 12 (8), pp. 1156-1159. ISSN 1862-6351

El-Atwani, O., Hattar, K., Hinks, J., Greaves, G., Harilal, S. and Hassanein, A. (2015) ‘Helium bubble formation in ultrafine and nanocrystalline tungsten under different extreme conditionsJournal of Nuclear Materials , 458, pp. 216-223. ISSN 0022-3115

Hinks, J (2015) ‘Transmission electron microscopy with in situ ion irradiationJournal of Materials Research , 30 (9), pp. 1214-1221. ISSN 0884-2914

2014

Ilinov, A., Kuronen, A., Nordlund, K., Greaves, G., Hinks, J., Busby, P., Mellors, N. and Donnelly, S. (2014) ‘Sputtering yields exceeding 1000 by 80keV Xe irradiation of Au nanorodsNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms , 341, pp. 17-21. ISSN 0168-583X

Donnelly, S., Greaves, G., Hinks, J., Pawley, C., Beaufort, M., Barbot, J., Oliviero, E. and Webb, R. (2014) ‘In-situ TEM studies of ion-irradiation induced bubble development and mechanical deformation in model nuclear materialsMRS Proceedings , 1645. ISSN 1946-4274

Pan, C., Hinks, J., Ramasse, Q., Greaves, G., Bangert, U., Donnelly, S. and Haigh, S. (2014) ‘In-situ observation and atomic resolution imaging of the ion irradiation induced amorphisation of grapheneScientific Reports , 4, p. 6334. ISSN 2045-2322

Ramasse, Q., Kepapstoglou, D., Hage, F., Susi, T., Kotakoski, J., Mangler, C., Ayala, P., Meyer, J., Hinks, J., Donnelly, S., Zan, R., Pan, C., Haigh, S. and Bangert, U. (2014) ‘Atom-by-Atom STEM Investigation of Defect Engineering in GrapheneMicroscopy and Microanalysis , 20 (S3), pp. 1736-1737. ISSN 1431-9276

Vallet, M., Barbot, J., Oliviero, E., Donnelly, S., Hinks, J. and Beaufort, M. (2014) ‘In situ growth and coalescence of He-filled bi-dimensional defects in Si by H supplyJournal of Applied Physics , 115 (22), p. 223515. ISSN 0021-8979

Gutierrez, G., Peuget, S., Hinks, J., Greaves, G., Donnelly, S., Oliviero, E. and Jegou, C. (2014) ‘Helium bubble formation in nuclear glass by in-situ TEM ion implantationJournal of Nuclear Materials . ISSN 0022-3115

El-Atwani, O., Hinks, J., Greaves, G., Gonderman, S., Qiu, T., Efe, M. and Allain, J. (2014) ‘In-situ TEM observation of the response of ultrafine- and nanocrystalline-grained tungsten to extreme irradiation environmentsScientific Reports , 4 (4716), pp. 1-7. ISSN 2045-2322

Hinks, J., Haigh, S., Greaves, G., Sweeney, F., Pan, C., Young, R. and Donnelly, S. (2014) ‘Dynamic Microstructural Evolution of Graphite under Displacing IrradiationCarbon , 68, pp. 273-284. ISSN 0008-6223

Hinks, J., Greaves, G., Haigh, S., Pan, C. and Donnelly, S. (2014) ‘Kink Band Formation in Graphite under Ion Irradiation at 100 and 298 KMaterials Transactions , 55 (3), pp. 447-450. ISSN 1345-9678

2013

Hanif, I., Hinks, J. and Donnelly, S. (2013) ‘Transmission Electron Microscopy of Amorphisation and Recrystallisation of Silicon Nanowires under in situ Ion Irradiation’. In: Proceedings of Computing and Engineering Annual Researchers' Conference 2013 : CEARC'13. Huddersfield: University of Huddersfield. p. 231. ISBN 9781862181212

Greaves, G., Hinks, J., Busby, P., Mellors, N., Ilinov, A., Kuronen, A., Nordlund, K. and Donnelly, S. (2013) ‘Enhanced Sputtering Yields from Single-Ion Impacts on Gold NanorodsPhysical Review Letters , 111 (6), pp. 1-5. ISSN 0031-9007

Gong, L., Young, R., Kinloch, I., Haigh, S., Warner, J., Hinks, J., Xu, Z., Li, L., Ding, F., Riaz, I., Jalil, R. and Novoselov, K. (2013) ‘Reversible Loss of Bernal Stacking during the Deformation of Few-Layer Graphene in NanocompositesACS Nano , 7 (8), pp. 7287-7294. ISSN 1936-0851

2012

Pawley, C., Beaufort, M., Oliviero, E., Hinks, J., Barbot, J. and Donnelly, S. (2012) ‘An in-situ TEM investigation of He bubble evolution in SiCJournal of Physics: Conference Series , 371, p. 012052. ISSN 1742-6596

Hinks, J., Jones, A., Theodosiou, A., Van den Berg, J. and Donnelly, S. (2012) ‘Transmission Electron Microscopy Study of Graphite underin situIon IrradiationJournal of Physics: Conference Series , 371, p. 012046. ISSN 1742-6596

Abrams, K., Hinks, J., Pawley, C., Greaves, G., Van den Berg, J., Eyidi, D., Ward, M. and Donnelly, S. (2012) ‘Helium irradiation effects in polycrystalline Si, silica, and single crystal SiJournal of Applied Physics , 111 (8), pp. 083527-083533. ISSN 0021-8979

Hinks, J. and Edmondson, P. (2012) ‘Transmission electron microscopy of the amorphization of copper indium diselenide by in situ ion irradiationJournal of Applied Physics , 111 (5), p. 053510. ISSN 0021-8979

Hinks, J., Jones, A. and Donnelly, S. (2012) ‘Effects of Displacing Radiation on Graphite Observed Using in situ Transmission Electron MicroscopyMRS Proceedings , 1383. ISSN 1946-4274

Donnelly, S., Hinks, J., Pawley, C., Abrams, K. and Van den Berg, J. (2012) ‘An in-situ TEM study of the effects of 6 keV He ion irradiation on Si and SiO2Journal of Physics: Conference Series , 371, p. 012045. ISSN 1742-6596

2011

Hinks, J. and Donnelly, S. (2011) ‘Copper indium diselenide: crystallography and radiation-induced dislocation loopsPhilosophical Magazine , 91 (4), pp. 517-536. ISSN 1478-6435

Hinks, J., Van den Berg, J. and Donnelly, S. (2011) ‘MIAMI: Microscope and ion accelerator for materials investigationsJournal of Vacuum Science & Technology A: Vacuum, Surfaces, and Films , 29 (2), p. 021003. ISSN 07342101

2009

Hinks, J (2009) ‘A review of transmission electron microscopes with in situ ion irradiationNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms , 267 (23-24), pp. 3652-3662. ISSN 0168583X

2006

Donnelly, S., Hinks, J., Edmondson, P., Pilkington, R., Yakushev, M. and Birtcher, R. (2006) ‘In situ transmission electron microscopy studies of radiation damage in copper indium diselenideNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms , 242 (1-2), pp. 686-689. ISSN 0168583X

Esteem

  • Outstanding Achievement in Research Award, University of Huddersfield (October 2015)
  • Member of Institute of Physics (IoP) Manchester Branch Committee (2010 to Present)
  • Invited co-editor of special issue of Materials Transactions 55(3) (2014)
  • Founding organiser of the Workshop On Tem With In Situ Irradiation (WOTWISI) series

Research Degree Supervision

General research supervision areas:

PhD projects are available in the general area of the use of electron microscopy in materials science and engineering.

We have specific projects available on the following topics:

  • The interaction of ion beams with nanostructures;
  • The simulation of neutron irradiation effects in nuclear materials using ion beams;
  • Radiation damage in semiconductors;
  • Engineering projects concerned with the design and construction of novel specimen holders for electron microscopy.

Please contact us if you are interested in any of these topics or to discuss other possible projects involving electron microscopy and/or ion beams.

Fully funded PhD Studentships

Please visit: www.hud.ac.uk/emma/researchdegreeopportunities/ for details

Current opportunities

Studentship - In situ transmission electron microscopy studies of low-energy helium implantation of tungsten

Studentship - Understanding the response of graphite materials to displacing radiation

Studentship - Transmission electron microscopy of in situ ion irradiation of Nanoporous Nuclear Materials 

 

Postgraduate research opportunities with Dr Jonathan Hinks

2017-18

PhD

Teaching and Professional Activities

Teaching:

  • SolidWorks 3D modelling (NFM2104)
  • Nuclear energy lectures as part of Advanced Energy Systems (NHM2405)