The high intensity proton accelerators, the ring cyclotron and the pre-accelerators (Cockcroft-Walton, acceleration tube and Injector 2) are kept in their unexcelled level of performance since 1969 by this team.
This section is responsible for the safe operation of the meson production target facilities and the scientific support for the spallation targets of SINQ and UCN. It also carries responsibilities within the process of radioactive waste disposal from the accelerator facilities. The Muon Factory, directly behind the high intensity proton accelerator complex, has dozens of experimental areas which are attended to by the people in this section.
This section sets the path free of obstacles as tiny as molecules for the proton and aswell as for electron beams, by using e.g. Turbo and cryo pumps together with diagnostics, such as vacuum gauges, Helium leak indicators and mass spectrometers. This all to produce a vacuum between 0.000 01 (1.10-5) mbar and 0.000 000 001 (1.10-9) mbar.