Particle accelerators are research facilities at which basic research experiments are carried out. Further fields of research are medicine and materials research.
Particle accelerators are large devices in which charged particles are accelerated to high speeds by electric fields. Depending on the type of particle and accelerator, the accelerated particles reach almost the speed of light. A particle accelerator essentially consists of deflection and focusing magnets that direct the accelerated particle beam along a previously calculated path.
In a combination of linear accelerator and synchrotron, charged atomic nuclei are guided by magnetic fields in enormous vacuum tubes, accelerated to very high speeds and then shot at a metal foil. An analysis of the resulting "debris", the newly formed particles, provides new insights and insights into the structure of the investigated systems and the forces holding them together.
Magnetic adjustment with Lasertracker Vantage
SMX Lasertracker 4500
Taylor Hobson Target
Taylor Hobson Adapter with SMR
GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research GmbH
Heidelberg Ion Beam Therapy Centre (HIT)
Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics (MPIK) in Heidelberg
ANKA - the Synchrotron Radiation Facility at KIT
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron - A Research Centre of the Helmholtz Association
The "network measurement" is an old geodetic measuring principle in which neighbouring measuring points are "linked" by a multitude of measurements (usually direction and distance measurements). Network measurements are used in particular for very large or elongated measurement areas.
Magnets can be up to a few meters long and weigh several tons. The exact positioning of the magnets with a tolerance of 0.1 mm to 0.2 mm is achieved with laser trackers and precision levels.
Experimental measurement involves the measurement of particle detectors relative to the beam axis of the accelerator.
Accuracy of Measurement:
Method of Measurement