Particle Accelerators and vacuum technology
Particle accelerators have become an essential research tool, particularly when it comes to better understanding the makeup of our universe. Particle accelerators are also indispensable instruments for research into new materials and also biological and chemical processes. Applications range from basic research to industrial uses such as battery research and medical radiation therapy.
Accelerator applications are particularly demanding due to the ambient conditions of radiation and electrical or magnetic fields. Reliability is one of the most important properties of the vacuum equipment used there. Equipment must withstand a normal accelerator lifetime far in excess of 15 years. With our many years of experience in the field of accelerator physics, Pfeiffer Vacuum works hand-in-hand with customers to develop custom tailor-made accelerator solutions that provide long-term reliable and efficient operation.
Pfeiffer Vacuum's first turbopumps have been used very successfully at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) for over 50 years. Pfeiffer Vacuum is a longstanding partner and supplier of components for vacuum measurement, analytics and chamber materials.
Pfeiffer Vacuum’s product portfolio includes vacuum components, collimators, turbopumps for a radioactive environment, fluorine free backing pumps, gauges, mass spectrometers and leak detectors.