Vacuum vessel and a part of a bounding thereof

8 abril 2015

The Centro de Láseres Pulsados Ultracortos Ultraintensos (CLPU) has proposed a new design of vacuum vessels with the main purpose to gain more flexibility and reduce the effort to prepare and carry out the irradiation experiments which requires a comprising phase.

Vacuum vessels are formed by different parts. In fact, known vacuum vessels comprise opening in each, or at least in some of the parts of their bounding, in order to allow for the introduction of materials (for example gas or radiation) into the actual vacuum chamber. Further, output ports are known, especially in view of irradiation experiments, wherein the target is irradiated with a particle beam, thereby emitting secondary particles which are to be detected by means of sensors that are arranged after the respective output port. Once put together, however, it is difficult to rearrange the input ports and output ports in relation to each other without losing the vacuum performance, while carrying out experiments.

This disadvantage is precisely the problem this patent try to solve. This present invention provides more moldable parts of the bounding for vacuum vessels and, also, to provide a vacuum vessel that is flexibly usable. This will make that researchers could perform different experiments easier and the preparation of this tools could be managed faster and more flexible.

The design of this vacuum vessel was developed by experienced technical personnel at CLPU. This design is currently evaluating by the formal institutions as a new model of patent and has not been published yet.