Large Research Facilities
Sometimes, one needs unusually large pieces of equipment to look at the smallest of objects – because only these large machines or facilities can generate the
probes that are needed to examine matter in such a way that the information being sought can be obtained. PSI maintains a number of such facilities, making them available as a service for other institutions, but also using them for its own research. These facilities are unique within Switzerland, and PSI is the only location in the world for some of the facilities
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Once the vacuum chambers for the SLS 2.0 upgrade are the right shape, they still need a special surface coating.
The most complicated vacuum chambers for the SLS 2.0 upgrade are being built in the PSI workshop.
Making the tube through which the electrons will race after the SLS 2.0 upgrade.
0.000 000 000 000 840 87 (39) metres – scientists working at PSI have come up with this astonishing figure for the radius of a proton.
Synchrotron light can be used in follow-up after a heart transplant to determine whether the body may be rejecting the new organ.
Many components for the experiments the researchers at PSI just develop themselves.
At PSI, researchers want to fill the missing gaps in the Standard Model of particle physics with the help of the large research facilities.
A two-part upgrade is planned for HIPA from 2025 to 2028. Preparations are already under way.
The PSI scientists Zurab Guguchia and Kirsten Schnorr are to receive grants totalling CHF 3.1 million from the Swiss National Science Foundation for ground-breaking projects.
Off to new shores – a high-tech component is on its way from PSI to Australia by sea. In future, it will be deployed at the Australian Synchrotron in Melbourne.
PSI and ETH Zurich have founded the Quantum Computing Hub, where top researchers work together on concepts for quantum computers.
PSI is pooling its expertise regarding the evaluation of research data in the new research division Scientific Computing, Theory and Data.
The first special magnets required for the upgrade have arrived. In addition, the Canton of Aargau has released 9.75 million Swiss francs for the TOMCAT beamline.
Park Innovaare located next to PSI is growing, further pursuing its mission to help cutting-edge Swiss research transition to concrete applications and profitable companies.
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