RGAs see the light


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The efficiency of synchrotron light sources is heavily dependent on the vacuum quality within the beam lines. Small mass spectrometers (RGAs) are routinely utilized to provide real-time vacuum monitoring for confirmation of contaminant status, and the associated radiation level is a potential issue. Hiden Analytical manufacture quadrupole mass spectrometers with radiation hardened electronics having operation established at radiation levels in the regime of 1x10E7 Rads per annum.