Henniker to supply plasma cleaning solution for UHV applications: Particle Accelerators Daresbury Laboratory

Henniker to supply plasma cleaning solution for UHV applications:

Particle Accelerators Daresbury Laboratory

Daresbury Laboratories Accelerator Ring with a scientisit present

UHV critical components, such as those used extensively in surface science laboratories and particle accelerators, are required to meet strict cleanliness criteria of which pre-installation cleaning is an important step.

Daresbury Laboratory, based in the UK and a centre for worldwide particle accelerator technology, approached Henniker Plasma to look at the potential of oxygen plasma cleaning as part of the stringent pre-cleaning process. Plasma cleaning was assessed by measurement of electron stimulated desorption yields. Together, we were then able to compare the results from using traditional solvent based cleaning together with plasma cleaning.

Our Solution
Using our bench-top plasma cleaner in combination with the traditional solvent based cleaning routine described here produced cleaner surfaces, similar to those of uncontaminated surfaces, than solvent based cleaning alone.
This example demonstrates that Plasma cleaning can;
  • Reduce lengthy cleaning processes
  • Reduce the use of environmentally unfriendly solvents
  • Reduce the costs associated with handling, use and disposal of solvent based cleaners.
The Daresbury Laboratories team worked closely with Henniker Plasma to ensure a solution which enhanced and determined their own objective in becoming a worldwide leader in particle accelerator technology.

 

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