OneFive GmbH Swiss advanced laser manufacturer develops ultrafast laser for European XFEL experiments

2017

Swiss advanced laser manufacturer ONEFIVE GmbH has developed an ultrafast laser system for experiments at the European XFEL in Hamburg. Onefive used its expertise in low-noise ultrafast laser physics to build a fully optical fibre based front-end laser system to provide the initial laser pulses for the XFEL pump-probe laser. Following successful tests, three Onefive laser systems will be installed at the European XFEL.

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Ampegon AG delivers high voltage power supplies for heating ITER plasma gas

2017

The Electron Cyclotron system at the ITER fusion reactor will be used to heat a hot plasma gas to over 100 million ºC, almost ten times the temperature at the core of the sun. Ampegon AG has been contracted to design, manufacture, install and commission the power supplies for the Electron Cyclotron system. The company is supplying 8 high voltage power supplies (55 kV/100 A) and 16 body power supplies (35 kV/100 mA) to be installed at the ITER site at Cadarache in France from 2019.

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IOxOS Technologies provides ESS with a modular and long-term available hardware platform for its Control System

2017

IOXOS Technologies in partnership with the Paul Scherrer Institute, has used its expertise and proven experience in the development of distributed real-time control systems for high energy physics to provide a long-lasting modular hardware platform for the European Spallation Source accelerator control system. The collaboration with the European Spallation Source and the Paul Scherrer Institute has allowed IOxOS Technologies to consolidate its position as a reliable solution provider to high energy physics laboratories, and enabled the company to pursue new opportunities to implement control solutions for other research facilities.

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SwissNeutronics AG delivers Highly Brilliant Neutron Beams to ILL

2016

SwissNeutronics is a leading supplier of neutron guide systems and neutron optical devices based on supermirror technology. Over the past 10 years, several hundred metres of supermirror neutron guide have been manufactured by SwissNeutronics and installed at the Institut Laue-Langevin in France as part of its refurbishment and development programmes. Using SwissNeutronics technology has delivered a factor x10 performance increase for the research instruments at the facility.

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CSEM designs for ESO the mechanism for the stabilization unit of the E-ELT M5 Mirror

2016

The Swiss research and technology organisation CSEM has designed an adaptive optics control system for the ESO E-ELT telescope in Chile, the largest optical telescope in the world. The CSEM system adjusts a 2.5 m x 3 m elliptical mirror weighing 450 kg with nanometre accuracy to correct for atmospheric turbulence without being influenced by the telescope vibrations during the E-ELT star tracking motion. Based on the success of a full-size demonstrator design, ESO has commissioned the CSEM system for installation at the E-ELT.

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Smartec SA Fiber Optic Sensors monitor ITER Magnets at Extreme Temperatures

2016

Smartec SA, the leading supplier of fibre optic solutions for geotechnical and structural monitoring projects, has supplied the ITER fusion project with bespoke solutions for remote sensing and monitoring in extreme conditions - high magnetic fields, temperatures near absolute zero, vacuum, high radiation doses and electromagnetic noise. By working with ITER, Smartec is now well-placed to take advantage of new business opportunities through its expanded range of products and expertise in providing remote sensing in extreme conditions.

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