Accelerator technology

UHV systems for basic research with particle accelerators

The operation of a particle accelerator calls for ultra-high vacuum conditions obtainable only with components of superlative quality and precision. PINK has special skills in this field and has already produced numerous UHV systems for particle accelerators, e.g. for the BESSY II electron storage ring of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB); for the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), a multinational large-scale research centre; and, among other things, for DESY, GSI and PSI.

PINK custom-builds components and vacuum chambers made of stainless steel, aluminium, mu-metal and numerous special materials.

We also cooperate with reputed makers of ceramics and produce such items as bumper chambers, insulating pieces etc., by using special joining techniques like vacuum soldering and electron-beam welding.

To assure the quality of the produced UHV components, a bake-out pumping station equipped with an oil-free vacuum system is available. Acceptance tests for the measurement of final pressure, the leak rate, gas release rate and residual gas spectrum are therefore possible.

On this system for the selective deflection of synchroton radiation, PINK is responsible for the adjustability of the mirrors with solid-state elements, i.e. without moving parts.