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  1. This work presents GN-Vision, a novel dual γ-ray and neutron imaging system, which aims at simultaneously obtaining information about the spatial origin of γ-ray and neutron sources. The proposed device is based ...

    Authors: Jorge Lerendegui-Marco, Víctor Babiano-Suárez, Javier Balibrea-Correa, Luis Caballero, David Calvo, Ion Ladarescu and César Domingo-Pardo
    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2024 11:2
  2. We present a stabilization technique developed to lock and dynamically tune the resonant frequency of a moderate finesse Fabry-Pérot (FP) cavity used in precision atom-cavity quantum electrodynamics (QED) expe...

    Authors: S. P. Dinesh, V. R. Thakar, V. I. Gokul, Arun Bahuleyan and S. A. Rangwala
    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2024 11:1
  3. The wide variety and ever-growing applications of plasma processes in research and industry require an equally growing diversity and accessibility of suitable plasma diagnostics. The plasma parameters and the ...

    Authors: Felix Schlichting and Holger Kersten
    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2023 10:19
  4. Recently, progress in technology for accelerator-based neutron sources has increased attention regarding boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT). BNCT is a type of radiotherapy that combines neutrons and boron dr...

    Authors: Hiroaki Kumada, Takeji Sakae and Hideyuki Sakurai
    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2023 10:18
  5. Flexible printed cables and circuitry based on copper-polyimide materials are widely used in experiments looking for rare events due to their unique electrical and mechanical characteristics. However, past stu...

    Authors: Isaac J. Arnquist, Maria Laura di Vacri, Nicole Rocco, Richard Saldanha, Tyler Schlieder, Raj Patel, Jay Patil, Mario Perez and Harshad Uka
    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2023 10:17
  6. The Future Circular Collider FCC-ee aims at unprecedented luminosities to be obtained with the crab-waist collision scheme. In this paper we describe the mechanical model of the interaction region layout inclu...

    Authors: Manuela Boscolo, Fabrizio Palla, Filippo Bosi, Francesco Fransesini and Stefano Lauciani
    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2023 10:16
  7. The interest in compact, cost-effective, and versatile accelerators is increasing for many applications of great societal relevance, ranging from nuclear medicine to agriculture, pollution control, and cultura...

    Authors: Alessandro Maffini, Francesco Mirani, Marta Galbiati, Kevin Ambrogioni, Francesco Gatti, Maria Sole Galli De Magistris, Davide Vavassori, Davide Orecchia, David Dellasega, Valeria Russo, Margherita Zavelani-Rossi and Matteo Passoni
    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2023 10:15
  8. The Applied Nuclear Physics Group at Lund University has constructed a CANS (Compact Accelerator-driven Neutron Source). The CANS is based around a 3 MV, single-ended, Pelletron accelerator, which is used to i...

    Authors: R. J. W. Frost, M. Elfman, K. Fissum, P. Kristiansson, N. Mauritzson, J. Pallon, G. Pédehontaa-Hiaa, H. Perrey, K. E. Stenström and A. Sjöland
    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2023 10:14
  9. During the second long shutdown period of the CERN accelerator complex (LS2, 2019-2021), several upgrade activities took place at the n_TOF facility. The most important have been the replacement of the spallat...

    Authors: N. Patronis, A. Mengoni, S. Goula, O. Aberle, V. Alcayne, S. Altieri, S. Amaducci, J. Andrzejewski, V. Babiano-Suarez, M. Bacak, J. Balibrea Correa, C. Beltrami, S. Bennett, A. P. Bernardes, E. Berthoumieux, R. Beyer…
    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2023 10:13
  10. Variable-temperature cryogenic ion mobility-mass spectrometry (VT-Cryo-IM-MS) was developed to examine the conformations of host-guest complexes. The VT-Cryo-IM-MS consists of an electrospray ionization source...

    Authors: Keijiro Ohshimo, Xi He, Ryosuke Ito, Kengo Tsunoda, Sota Tainaka and Fuminori Misaizu
    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2023 10:11
  11. This review deals with the selection of the electric propulsion system (EPS) for the internationally developed and designed, primary nuclear-electric space tug International Nuclear Power and Propulsion System...

    Authors: Frank Jansen, Tommaso Andreussi, Giovanni Cesarretti, Manfred Ehresmann, Julia Grill, Georg Herdrich, Ikkoh Funaki, Nathalie Girard, Jan Thimo Grundmann, David Krejci, Hans Leiter, Frederic Masson, Volker Maiwald, Tommaso Misuri, Stephane Oriol, Antonio Piragino…
    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2023 10:10
  12. Proton therapy systems produce large fluxes of energetic secondary particles when tailoring the beam energy and transverse profile to the specificities of each irradiation plan. A Low Activation Concrete (LAC)...

    Authors: E. Ramoisiaux, C. Hernalsteens, R. Tesse, E. Gnacadja, N. Pauly and F. Stichelbaut
    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2023 10:9
  13. The FCC-ee machines present a huge challenge for the RF systems, which need to be adapted to very diverse beam conditions going from moderate energy and high current for the Z machine to high energy and low be...

    Authors: W. Venturini Delsolaro, M. Garlasche, F. Peauger, G. Rosaz, I. Karpov, L. Zhang, A. M. Valente Feliciano, S. A. Udongwo, A. Bianchi, G. Bellini, L. M. A. Ferrera, C. Pereira Carlos, L. Vega Cid, S. Leith, T. Proslier, S. Gorgi Zadeh…
    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2023 10:6
  14. The feasibility of using an external beam microprobe facility to explore the biological effects generated by proton irradiation in cultured cells is demonstrated. An in-air irradiation set-up was developed tha...

    Authors: Teresa Pinheiro, Luís C. Alves, Victoria Corregidor, Francesc Teixidor, Clara Viñas and Fernanda Marques
    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2023 10:5
  15. A brief overview of ion beam analysis methods and procedures in studies of materials exposed to fusion plasmas in controlled fusion devices with magnetic confinement is presented. The role of accelerator techn...

    Authors: Marek Rubel, Daniel Primetzhofer, Per Petersson, Sotirios Charisopoulos and Anna Widdowson
    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2023 10:3
  16. The existing and future accelerator facilities at GSI and FAIR offer unique opportunities for interdisciplinary research, especially for material science and nanotechnology. On their way through polymers, swif...

    Authors: M. F. P. Wagner, K.-O. Voss, C. Trautmann and M. E. Toimil-Molares
    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2023 10:2
  17. New modes of production and supply of short-lived radioisotopes using accelerators are becoming attractive alternatives to the use of nuclear reactors. In this study, the use of a compact accelerator neutron s...

    Authors: Erik V. Johnstone, Natalia Mayordomo and Edward J. Mausolf
    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2023 10:1
  18. The FCC-ee is a very challenging accelerator project from the point of view of vacuum. Apart from the sheer size of the machine, a twin-ring of 100 km circumference, the vacuum system design must be capable of...

    Authors: Roberto Kersevan
    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2022 9:12
  19. The European Spallation Source ERIC (ESS), currently under construction in Lund, Sweden is a facility established to deliver the highest integrated neutron flux originating from a pulsed source with the aim of...

    Authors: Vendula Maulerová, Kalliopi Kanaki, Martin Klein, Christian J. Schmidt, Peter M. Kadletz, Alessio Laloni and Richard J. Hall-Wilton
    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2022 9:11
  20. The FCC-ee impedance model is being constantly updated closely following the vacuum chamber design and parameters evolution. In particular, at present, a thicker NEG coating of 150 nm (instead of previous 100 ...

    Authors: M. Migliorati, C. Antuono, E. Carideo, Y. Zhang and M. Zobov
    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2022 9:10
  21. Electron clouds forming inside the beam vacuum chamber due to photoemission and secondary emission may limit the accelerator performance. Specifically, the electron clouds can blow up the vertical emittance of...

    Authors: Fatih Yaman, Giovanni Iadarola, Roberto Kersevan, Salim Ogur, Kazuhito Ohmi, Frank Zimmermann and Mikhail Zobov
    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2022 9:9
  22. For thermal neutron detectors, effective shielding is a crucial aspect of signal-to-background optimization. This is especially important for cold to thermal neutrons, as the detectors are most sensitive in th...

    Authors: Alexander Backis, Ramsey Al Jebali, Kevin Fissum, Phillip Bentley, Richard Hall-Wilton, Kalliopi Kanaki, Thomas Kittelmann and Kenneth Livingston
    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2022 9:8
  23. The “Quantum Electro-Mechanical Metrology Suite” (QEMMS) is being designed and built at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. It includes a Kibble balance, a graphene quantum Hall resistance arra...

    Authors: Lorenz Keck, Frank Seifert, David Newell, Stephan Schlamminger, René Theska and Darine Haddad
    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2022 9:7
  24. Within the framework of the Future Circular Collider (FCC) currently being investigated at CERN, the entire cryogenic cycle had to be revised with respect to the existing Large Hadron Collider (LHC). In partic...

    Authors: Maxime Podeur and Damian M. Vogt
    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2022 9:6
  25. Diagnostics with force probes in plumes of electric propulsion systems for spacecraft (thrusters) are presented. This contribution focuses on showing example measurements with force probes for the most common ...

    Authors: Alexander Spethmann, Thomas Trottenberg, Holger Kersten, Franz Georg Hey, Lou Grimaud, Stéphane Mazouffre, Daniel Bock and Martin Tajmar
    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2022 9:4
  26. The operation modes for the proposed FCC-ee collider foresee a very small beam spot size and stored beam energies of up to 20.6 MJ in Z production. This necessitates a dedicated beam dumping system. To reduce ...

    Authors: Alexander Krainer, Wolfgang Bartmann, Marco Calviani, Yann Dutheil, Anton Lechner, Antonio Perillo Marcone, Salim Ogur and Rebecca Ramjiawan
    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2022 9:3
  27. Methods based on laser-induced fluorescence spectroscopy are widely used for spatially resolved non-intrusive diagnostics of atomic or molecular densities and velocity distributions in plasma applications. Wit...

    Authors: Christoph Eichhorn, Lukas Pietzonka, Frank Scholze, Carsten Bundesmann, Daniel Spemann, Horst Neumann and Hans J. Leiter
    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2022 9:2
  28. The lifetime of electric propulsion (EP) thrusters depends particularly on the erosion characteristics of operation relevant components, for instance, the grid hole erosion of gridded ion thrusters or the chan...

    Authors: Carsten Bundesmann, Christoph Eichhorn, Horst Neumann, Frank Scholze, Daniel Spemann, Michael Tartz, Hans J. Leiter, Roman Y. Gnizdor and Fabrizio Scortecci
    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2022 9:1
  29. Electric space propulsion thrusters only produce low thrust forces. For the fulfillment of a space mission this implies long thruster runtimes, and this entails long qualification times on ground. For such lon...

    Authors: Andreas Neumann, Jens Simon and Jens Schmidt
    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2021 8:17
  30. The plasma diagnostics presented in this article target the plasma surrounding a spacecraft that is created by the electric thruster and its surface modifying effects. The diagnostic package includes a retardi...

    Authors: Thomas Trottenberg, Florian Bansemer, Stephan Böttcher, Davar Feili, Hartmut Henkel, Marcel Hesse, Holger Kersten, Tony Krüger, Jens Laube, Alexey Lazurenko, Daniel Sailer, Björn Schuster, Lars Seimetz, Alexander Spethmann, Stefan Weis and Robert F. Wimmer-Schweingruber
    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2021 8:16
  31. 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

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  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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

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