What Moves the World
The origin of gravitational waves is to be studied in more detail with the construction of a network of detectors. The new LIGO India detector relies on VAT technology to create one of the largest vacuum systems in the world.
TOFWERK's time-of-flight mass spectrometers impress with their incredible precision – VAT Vacuum Valve Technology supports this. For more than a decade, TOFWERK and VAT have enjoyed a productive development cooperation.
The Israeli start-up company Lingacom develops innovative muon detectors, which can be used for un-derground surveys, content security checks in large shipping containers, and much more. To their reliable production, VAT contributes an innovative sealing method.
The new SwissFEL at Paul Scherrer Institute aims to track biochemical processes occurring on ultrafast timescales. In the latest Maloja beamline, VAT vacuum valve support this attempt.
Japan’s new 3GeV storage ring provides access to synchrotron radiation for more companies to tackle the challenges of a sustainable economy. VAT acts as a key partner of the project.
The High Energy Photon Source (HEPS), built by the Institute of High Energy Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, will be the first fourth-generation synchrotron light source in China. This amazing facility features a wide variety of VAT valves.
The pan-European research institute ELI Beamlines operates some of the most intense laser systems in the world. Since the very beginning of this fascinating project, VAT has contributed its vacuum know-how to the development work as a technology partner.
The SIRIUS synchrotron is the new tool for Brazilian scientists to analyze and develop new materials. VAT valves enable the efficient operation of the complex storage ring.
Thanks to state-of-the-art technology for determining the age of rocks, scientists have now succeeded in developing a conclusive phase model of the Earth's history. VAT vacuum technology is making valuable contributions to this.
Plasma process technology products are everywhere. They are part of our everyday life. VAT is supporting SENTECH’s in the market for plasma applications.
NASA's TSIS-2 mission continues the successful history of uninterrupted solar observations. On the next stage, the main objective is to obtain the most precise data possible for better climate models. As a partner of the University of Colorado Boulder, VAT is involved in the on-orbit measurements.
Argonne National Laboratory plans an upgrade of its Advanced Photon Source (APS). The upgrade will enable APS to produce X-rays that are up to 500 times brighter than the current capabilities and produce images with higher resolution at a fraction of the speed.
The detection of gravitational waves by the LIGO system of interferometers in the USA proved Einstein’s prediction of the existence of gravitational waves. VAT vacuum valves help maintain the large vacuum volume of the LIGO system.
Could life thrive in an ocean beneath the icy surface of Europa, one of Jupiter's 79 moons? NASA wants to investigate this question with its "Europa Clipper" mission. VAT engineers contributed to the design of the research satellite's central mass spectrometer.
The ITER project, a global collaboration effort to make fusion energy a reality, is currently developing and building an experimental fusion device in Southern France. VAT, an ITER research partner, developed a dedicated “ITER Catalog” of all-metal vacuum valves for the extreme operating conditions.
The Karlsruhe Tritium Neutrino (KATRIN) experiment began its long-term program to determine the absolute value of the neutrino mass. VAT supports KATRIN with special vacuum valve solutions for the extreme high-vacuum environment of the experiment.
As part of the Rare Isotope Science Project (RISP), the construction of the RAON heavy ion accelerator is a crucial step in making South Korea a force in scientific research. VAT was a key collaborator in the project, contributing accelerator expertise and customized vacuum valves to the project.