Particle Accelerators and Vacuum Technology

Particle accelerators play a crucial role in global research to unravel the secrets of the universe. A key component for the reliability of these accelerators is the vacuum technology used to conduct this research, when you consider that accelerators have an expected service life of more than 15 years.

Pfeiffer Vacuum has built up an impressive success story when it comes to the support it has given to scientific research. Our turbopumps have been used successfully for over 40 years at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). Over the years, we have supplied a comprehensive range of components for use for vacuum generation, measuring and analytics as well as materials for use in chambers.

Applications in accelerators are particularly challenging due to the nature of the environments they pose, including radiation and electrical and magnetic fields. At Pfeiffer Vacuum, we have developed solutions that have proved their extreme reliability over many years of use. Our product portfolio encompasses a wide range of products, including turbopumps for radioactive environments, fluorine free backing pumps, gauges, mass spectrometers and leak detectors.

Vacuum technology for research and development

Vacuum technology for research and development (German version)

Application Reports

In our application reports you can learn more about the many applications in which our vacuum solutions are used by our customers!