CERN's Know-How:

  • More than 50 years of excellence in the control of large, distributed, high (HV), ultra-high (UHV) and extremely high (XHV) vacuum systems
  • World-class training for the next generation of experts in vacuum technology (around 50 early career trainees per year at technician, PhD and Post Doc level)
  • Significant know-how in surface characterisation, treatments and coatings (including electroplating and thin films)
  • Development and operation of software for the simulation of gas flow dynamics and pressure profiles

Facts & Figures:

  • 127,000 m: Combined length of vacuum vessels in the CERN accelerator complex
  • 15,000 m³:  Volume of LHC insulating vacuum system
  • 250,000 of welded joints in the LHC
  • Down to 10-12 mbar: Pressure in LHC beam pipes as on the dark side of the moon

Value Proposition:

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