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  1. We present a non-invasive approach for determining plasma parameters such as electron temperature and density inside a radio-frequency ion thruster (RIT) using optical emission spectroscopy (OES) in conjunctio...

    Authors: Benny T. Nauschütt, Limei Chen, Kristof Holste and Peter J. Klar

    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2021 8:13

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Despite its importance, few instruments are able to measure the angular distribution of the solar spectrum with a high spectral and temporal resolution. We present a novel characterization method of the multi-...

    Authors: Mario Tobar Foster, Eduardo Luiz Weide, Angelika Niedzwiedz, Jens Duffert and Gunther Seckmeyer

    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2021 8:12

    Content type: Research article

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  3. The Shanghai High repetition rate XFEL and Extreme Light Facility (SHINE), an advanced XFEL project, is now being built at Shanghai Advanced Research Institute (SARI), Chinese Academy of Sciences. It includes ...

    Authors: Geyang Jiang, Qing Ni, Shuhua Wang, Jiuce Sun, Zhengrong Ouyang, Lei Zhang, Zilei Tong and Yi Wang

    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2021 8:11

    Content type: Research article

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  4. The emerging “new space” age strengthens the importance of rapid development and qualification procedures of electric engines and their peripheral devices. A key element is the reliable simulation of the thrus...

    Authors: Patrick Dietz, Andreas Reeh, Konstantin Keil, Kristof Holste, Uwe Probst, Peter J. Klar and Chris Volkmar

    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2021 8:10

    Content type: Research article

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  5. The 3-GeV Rapid Cycling Synchrotron at the Japan Proton Accelerator Research Complex supplies a high-intensity proton beam for neutron experiments and to the Main Ring synchrotron. Various parameters are monit...

    Authors: Kazami Yamamoto, Shuichiro Hatakeyama, Pranab Kumar Saha, Katsuhiro Moriya, Kota Okabe, Masahiro Yoshimoto, Takamitsu Nakanoya, Kosuke Fujirai, Yoshio Yamazaki and Kazuaki Suganuma

    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2021 8:9

    Content type: Research article

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  6. The European Spallation Source (ESS) is a neutron-scattering facility funded and supported in collaboration with 13 European countries in Lund, Sweden. Cryogenic cooling at ESS is vital particularly for the li...

    Authors: P. Arnold, M. Boros and P. Nilsson

    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2021 8:8

    Content type: Research article

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  7. The BEPCII project is for upgrading the Beijing Electron Positron Collider to reach a higher luminosity. The cryogenic system has been firstly designed and deployed in BEPCII, which provides cooling capacity f...

    Authors: Gang Li, Rui Ye, Mingjing Sang, Shaopeng Li, Zhuo Zhang, Jiehao Zhang, Ruixiong Han, Ge Lei and Rui Ge

    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2021 8:7

    Content type: Research article

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  8. At DESY the ALPS II experiment is being installed in the HERA tunnel to search for axion like particles. A laser beam will be injected into the magnetic field of a string of superconducting (s.c.) dipole magne...

    Authors: Clemens Albrecht, Serena Barbanotti, Heiko Hintz, Kai Jensch, Ronald Klos, Wolfgang Maschmann, Olaf Sawlanski, Matthias Stolper and Dieter Trines

    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2021 8:5

    Content type: Research article

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  9. The helium cryogenic system at Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) provides cooling to 81 superconducting radio frequency cavities. To support the operation of the cryogenic facility, a highly reliable control sys...

    Authors: M. Howell, S.-H. Kim, M. Martinez and K. White

    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2021 8:4

    Content type: Research article

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  10. An integrated table-top facility with the end-to-end instrumentation for the study of high-Q Whispering Gallery Modes in solid and liquid micro-cavities is described, with emphasis on the in situ fabrication of r...

    Authors: Meenakshi Gaira and C.S. Unnikrishnan

    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2021 8:2

    Content type: Research article

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  11. The influence of different nozzle head geometries and, therefore, the variation of the excitation and relaxation volume on the energy flux from an atmospheric pressure plasma jet to a surface have been investi...

    Authors: Thorben Kewitz, Christoph Regula, Maik Fröhlich, Jörg Ihde and Holger Kersten

    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2021 8:1

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Measurements of the absolute sensitivity of three different optical cameras are presented. An absolutely calibrated tungsten strip-lamp was used for calibrating the devices. An experimental method for determin...

    Authors: Raphael Hampf, Andreas Ulrich and Jochen Wieser

    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2020 7:5

    Content type: Research article

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  13. The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) will be a new scientific user facility that produces rare-isotope beams for experiments from the fragmentation of heavy ions at energies of 100–200 MeV/u. During the ...

    Authors: S. V. Kutsaev, A. S. Plastun, R. Agustsson, D. Bazin, N. Bultman, P. N. Ostroumov, A. Y. Smirnov, K. Taletski, O. Tarasov and R. G. T. Zegers

    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2020 7:4

    Content type: Research article

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  14. The use of high temperature superconducting (HTS) radio frequency (RF) coils in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) greatly improves the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) in many biomedical applications and particularl...

    Authors: Isabelle Saniour, Michel Geahel, Javier Briatico, Cornelis J. van der Beek, Georges Willoquet, Laurène Jourdain, Bertrand Baudouy, Gilles Authelet, Jean-Christophe Ginefri, Luc Darrasse and Marie Poirier-Quinot

    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2020 7:3

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Reliable operation of frequency modulation mode atomic force microscopy (FM-AFM) depends on a clean resonance of an AFM cantilever. It is recognized that the spurious mechanical resonances which originate from...

    Authors: Yoichi Miyahara, Harrisonn Griffin, Antoine Roy-Gobeil, Ron Belyansky, Hadallia Bergeron, José Bustamante and Peter Grutter

    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2020 7:2

    Content type: Research Article

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  16. The 3He-based neutron detectors are no longer the default solution for neutron scattering applications. Both the inability of fulfilling the requirements in performance, needed for the new instruments, and the sh...

    Authors: Giacomo Mauri, Francesco Messi, Kalliopi Kanaki, Richard Hall-Wilton and Francesco Piscitelli

    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2019 6:3

    Content type: Research Article

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  17. A low-energy spin-physics program is being developed at the COSY storage ring. To support the planned experimental activities, several experimental tools for polarized beams and targets have been developed. Th...

    Authors: P. Lenisa, F. Rathmann, L. Barion, S. Barsov, S. Bertelli, V. Carassiti, G. Ciullo, M. Contalbrigo, A. Cotta Ramusino, S. Dymov, R. Engels, D. Eversheim, R. Gebel, K. Grigoryev, J. Haidenbauer, V. Hejny…

    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2019 6:2

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Since 2015, with the restart of the LHC for its second run of data taking, the LHCb experiment has been empowered with a dedicated computing model to select and analyse calibration samples to measure the perfo...

    Authors: Roel Aaij, Lucio Anderlini, Sean Benson, Marco Cattaneo, Philippe Charpentier, Marco Clemencic, Antonio Falabella, Fabio Ferrari, Marianna Fontana, Vladimir Vava Gligorov, Donal Hill, Tibaud Humair, Christopher Robert Jones, Oliver Lupton, Sneha Malde, Carla Marin Benito…

    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2019 6:1

    Content type: Research article

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  19. The original version of this article, published on 9 February 2018, contained the following errors. In this Correction, the affected parts of the article are shown. The list of references is available in the o...

    Authors: Mitsuaki Nagata and Keiichi Sawada

    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2018 5:8

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2018 5:1

  20. This paper presents the setup and pressure calibration of an 800-ton multi-anvil apparatus installed at the Vrije Universiteit (Amsterdam, the Netherlands) to simulate pressure-temperature conditions in planet...

    Authors: J. S. Knibbe, S. M. Luginbühl, R. Stoevelaar, W. van der Plas, D. M. van Harlingen, N. Rai, E. S. Steenstra, R. van de Geer and W. van Westrenen

    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2018 5:5

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Schlieren imaging has been widely used in science and technology to investigate phenomena occurring in transparent media. In particular, it has proven to be a powerful tool in fundamental studies and process o...

    Authors: Enrico Traldi, Marco Boselli, Emanuele Simoncelli, Augusto Stancampiano, Matteo Gherardi, Vittorio Colombo and Gary S. Settles

    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2018 5:4

    Content type: Research article

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  22. In polymer protection pieces, polycarbonate is often used for its transparency and its high impact resistance. However, when dew appears it degrades light transmission and thus transparency. To solve this prob...

    Authors: Nicolas Pionnier, Solmaz Boroomandi Barati, Elise Contraires, Rémi Berger, Matthieu Guibert, Stéphane Benayoun and Stéphane Valette

    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2018 5:2

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Cyclotron resonance is now applied as one of the important means for heating plasma in a fusion reactor. We examined this phenomenon from the viewpoint of electron gyration orbits through a solution of the lin...

    Authors: Mitsuaki Nagata and Keiichi Sawada

    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2018 5:1

    Content type: Research article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2018 5:8

  24. The Stark deceleration technique can produce molecular beams with very low velocities. In order to maximize the density of decelerated molecules, experimental parameters such as the velocity, the velocity spre...

    Authors: Dominik Haas, Sebastian Scherb, Dongdong Zhang and Stefan Willitsch

    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2017 4:6

    Content type: Review

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  25. A cost effective method for conversion of a vertical tube thermogravimetric analysis system into a magnetic balance capable of measuring Curie Temperatures is presented. Reference and preliminary experimental ...

    Authors: John Hasier, Maria Annichia Riolo and Philip Nash

    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2017 4:5

    Content type: Research article

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  26. A quadrupole Penning trap is used to confine electrons in weak magnetic fields. Perturbations due to space charge and imperfections in the trap geometry, as well as collisions with the background gas molecules...

    Authors: B M Dyavappa, Durgesh Datar, Prakash and Sharath Ananthamurthy

    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2017 4:4

    Content type: Research Article

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  27. A new apparatus designed to accelerate/decelerate and study the surface impact phenomena of charged aerosols and nanoparticles over a wide range of mass-to-charge (m/z) ratios and final velocities is described. A...

    Authors: Brian D. Adamson, Morgan E. C. Miller and Robert E. Continetti

    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2017 4:2

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Sympathetic cooling of molecular ions with ultracold gases is enabling a new era of research in chemistry and physics. There has been much progress in this new field in the last several years and many unantici...

    Authors: Eric R. Hudson

    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2016 3:8

    Content type: Review

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  29. Test beam measurements at the test beam facilities of DESY have been conducted to characterise the performance of the EUDET-type beam telescopes originally developed within the EUDET project. The beam telescop...

    Authors: Hendrik Jansen, Simon Spannagel, Jörg Behr, Antonio Bulgheroni, Gilles Claus, Emlyn Corrin, David Cussans, Jan Dreyling-Eschweiler, Doris Eckstein, Thomas Eichhorn, Mathieu Goffe, Ingrid Maria Gregor, Daniel Haas, Carsten Muhl, Hanno Perrey, Richard Peschke…

    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2016 3:7

    Content type: Research Article

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  30. The analysis of the ion chemistry of atmospheric pressure plasmas is essential to evaluate ionic reaction pathways during plasma-surface or plasma-analyte interactions. In this contribution, the ion chemistry ...

    Authors: Simon Große-Kreul, Simon Hübner, Simon Schneider, Achim von Keudell and Jan Benedikt

    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2016 3:6

    Content type: Research Article

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  31. We present and discuss in detail the design and characterization of a new linear quadrupole ion trap with additional ion ejection and acceleration electrodes that is coupled to a time-of-flight mass spectromet...

    Authors: Daniel Rösch, Hong Gao, Ardita Kilaj and Stefan Willitsch

    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2016 3:5

    Content type: Research Article

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  32. Self-terminated electrochemical etching is applied to fabricate needle electrodes for ion traps. We study the surface morphology of the electrodes with scanning electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy,...

    Authors: Zhao Wang, Le Luo, Karthik Thadasina, Kim Qian, Jinming Cui and Yunfeng Huang

    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2016 3:3

    Content type: Research Article

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  33. The large electric dipole moments associated with highly excited Rydberg states of atoms and molecules make gas-phase samples in these states very well suited to deceleration and trapping using inhomogeneous e...

    Authors: Stephen D. Hogan

    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2016 3:2

    Content type: Review

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  34. Raman spectrometry is a powerful technique for the rapid identification of most minerals and organic chemicals without sample preparation. In this context, the European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA selected a R...

    Authors: K. Motamedi, AP Colin, JH Hooijschuur, O. Postma, R. Lootens, D. Pruijser, R. Stoevelaar, F. Ariese, I B. Hutchinson, R Ingley and GR Davies

    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2015 2:15

    Content type: Research article

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  35. In the last years, it was demonstrated that neutral molecules can be loaded on a microchip directly from a supersonic beam. The molecules are confined in microscopic traps that can be moved smoothly over the s...

    Authors: Gabriele Santambrogio

    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2015 2:14

    Content type: Review

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  36. We report a novel experimental setup for studying collision induced products resulting from the interaction of anionic beams with a neutral gas-phase molecular target. The precursor projectile was admitted int...

    Authors: J C Oller, L. Ellis-Gibbings, F. Ferreira da Silva, P. Limão-Vieira and G. García

    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2015 2:13

    Content type: Research article

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