Vacuum, Surfaces and Coatings VSC


Design, construction, operation, maintenance and upgrade of high & ultra-high vacuum systems for accelerators and detectors.

  • Expertise and support on thin-walled vacuum chambers, windows and bellows compensation systems;
  • Expertise in vacuum sealing and leak-tightness technology;
  • Expertise in dynamic vacuum phenomena;
  • Management of the industrial support contract for vacuum work in accelerators;
  • Expertise in vacuum control systems, vacuum interlocks and monitoring tools;
  • Simulation of pressure profiles and synchrotron radiation distribution in accelerators.

Coatings, surfaces treatments, surface and chemical analysis for Accelerators and Detectors. Expertise and support in the fields of:

  • Coatings, electroplating and surface cleaning techniques;
  • Plasma characterisation and simulation;
  • UHV characterization of material and surfaces;
  • Degassing analysis and treatments.

Approved by the TE Department Head for the period 2016-2020.