Particle Accelerators – Vacuum
Vacuum Monitoring in Particle Accelerators
Particle accelerators are vital tools used for increasing our understanding of fundamental particle physics. Within the accelerator, two high-energy particle beams travel very close to the speed of light before they are forded into a collision. The two beams travel in opposite directions in separate tubes. The tubes must to be maintained at ultra-high vacuum to avoid unwanted collisions and loss of beam energy. The requirement for vacuum measurement of the residual gas and to detect leaks or virtual leaks is vital to maintain high uptime running of the particle accelerator.
Hiden Analytical residual gas analysers are offered with a range of radiation and magnetic field resistance options to cover the full range of environments within the particle accelerator infrastructure. As standard Hiden residual gas analysers are radiation resistant and operate without the need for special shielding.
For environments where the radiation is higher and exceeds an accumulated dose over a 10 year period, of 10 8 Rads, we offer radiation hard options, and for the most harsh environments the Hiden HAL101X is recommended.