Instrument Development and Calibration Lab - Electrons

General Description

  • Vacuum chamber dedicated to developing and calibrating electron sensors
  • Smaller chamber and many feed-throughs allow a quicker pump down and greater flexibility

Lab Capabilities

  • 3 axis Helmholtz coil designed to simulate Jupiter's magnetic field (~8 G)
  • Two electron guns with a dynamic range of 100 eV - 30 keV
  • Pressure can go to ~10-10 Torr, chamber door opens to a class 10000 cleanroom
  • 3 degree of freedom positioning system
  • RGA, Webcams, pressure, temperature sensors, low energy gun, and coils are all computer controlled and monitored
  • Quantar imager and Absolute Beam Monitor for beam characterization