IKS/Facilities/Vacuum Chamber

Vacuum Chamber

The vacuum chamber is made of stainless steel and is equipped with various test ports. It is used to expose hardware items to low pressure environment.

  • Dimensions: 122 cm usable length, 73 cm diameter
  • Pressure: down to 5*10^-7 bar

A small chamber (20 x 30 cm cylinder) can be used in addition to reduce the time needed for depressurisation. The following tests can be carried out in the vacuum chamber of the IKS:

  • electrical and functional tests
  • RF tests (via coaxial cables)
  • bake outs
  • outgassing tests
  • mass spectrometry