CUSTOM ULTRA HIGH VACUUM (UHV) CHAMBERS, ASSEMBLIES & CF FLANGES
Materion has more than 50 years' experience fabricating a variety of ultra high vacuum (UHV) components incorporating beryllium windows, including custom UHV research chambers, actively cooled window assemblies, and CF flange (ConFlat®) window assemblies. For high energy physics research, we also build long beam pipes (longest to date: 7.8 meters) for particle accelerators, synchrotrons, and collider research centers and fabricate small precision components for advanced UHV applications.
CUSTOM FABRICATED UHV CHAMBERS
We have fabricated UHV chambers for advanced laboratories around the world, providing custom UHV chambers equipped with beryllium X-ray windows and other features built to specification.
Working with Materion offers many advantages including:
- Detailed and intricate UHV chambers
- Extremely accurate layouts
- Built-in active water cooling lines
- Leak tight and bakeable up to 450°C
- Large angle X-ray transmissions
Finished chamber assemblies undergo testing with a helium mass spectrometer leak detector calibrated to a sensitivity of 1x10-9 atm-cc/sec.
Read more about our ultra high vacuum chamber capabilities.
THE PHOTONICS EDGE OF UHV: BEAM PIPES FOR CERN LARGE HADRON COLLIDER
For over 30 years, CERN has relied on Materion to supply the customized beryllium beam pipes which form the beamline and enable accelerated particles to travel in vacuum systems for research. Our engineers along with a researcher from CERN co-authored the "Development Of Beryllium Vacuum Chamber Technology for the LHC", which was presented at the 2nd International Particle Accelerator Conference.
Materion fabricates beryllium beam pipes for the Large Hadron Collider, the world’s largest particle accelerator. These beam pipes can be made up to 7.8 meters (25 feet) in length.
Learn more about Materion’s beam pipes.
UHV CF FLANGE ASSEMBLIES
We offer a range of UHV windows for medical and experimental purposes, including Conflat®, cylindrical, dome and formed windows. Our CF flanges allow for a metal-to-metal seal made with identical flanges used in vacuum chambers. This is seal is extremely air tight and are leak tight to a helium mass spectrometer leak-rate of 1x10-9 atm-cc/sec.
Read more about our CF flange assemblies.
LEARN MORE ABOUT MATERION’S UHV SOLUTIONS
Contact Materion’s vacuum chamber and photonics experts for more details about our UHV and CF flange products.