Energetic Plasma Instrument Calibration (EPIC) Lab

General Description

  • Advanced instrument development and calibration originally designed and built to support the Hot Plasma Composition Analyzer (HPCA) instrument for the Magnetosphere Multiscale mission (MMS)

Lab Capabilities

  • Chamber opens to a class 10000 cleanroom
  • Ion source can go from 100 eV to 40 keV using H+, Ar+, Ne+, He+, N+ (other gasses possible)
  • High resolution ExB filter using an adjustable magnetic field
  • Can pump down to ~10-7 Torr
  • 3 axis motion control system