Accelerator Technology

Components for Particle Accelerators made from High-Performance Ceramics

Vacuum chambers made of FRIALIT-DEGUSSIT Oxide Ceramics are used in accelerator units. In contrast to metallic parts, ceramic components avoid shielding of the rapidly changing external magnetic fields. Ceramic materials are not heated by eddy currents. The additional coating on the inner surfaces of the ceramic chambers, e.g. Ti or TiN, ensures the reliable discharge of image current and prevents the emission of secondary electrons. Technical Ceramics also display outstanding properties of electrical insulation. The dielectric strength of the material is >30 kV/mm.

FRIALIT-DEGUSSIT Oxide Ceramics are used in a number of renowned German research institutes. These include the German Electron-Synchrotron (DESY) based in Hamburg and Zeuthen, the Jülich Research Centre (FZJ), the Helmholtz Centre for Heavy-Ion Research (GSI) in Darmstadt and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).  In addition, at an international level, accelerator technology relies on FRIALIT-DEGUSSIT Oxide Ceramics: the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, in Switzerland, Cornell University, Ithaca, USA, and the Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics (BINP) at Novosibirsk in Russia.

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