High Energy Particle (HEP) Lab

General Description

  • Used to characterize the high-energy response of:
    • Solid State Detectors (SSDs)
    • Avalanche Photodiodes (APDs)
    • Diamond Detectors
    • Time-of-Flight subsystems
  • Currently testing the Heavy Ion Sensor prototype to be flown on the Solar Orbiter spacecraft

Lab Capabilities

  • Linear acceleration voltages up to 450 kV
  • Can achieve separation of 17 and 18 amu at the 5% level
  • Sputtering ion ionization source for production of metallic ions (Fe, Mg, Si)
  • Target chamber equipped with 4 degrees of freedom articulation device