Paul Scherrer Institut PROTON IRRADIATION FACILITY PIF

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CH-5232 Villigen PSI
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Facilities of PIF Group 

LAP offers for internal and external users several facilities and test arrangements for conducting test activities and experiments necessary for development, qualification and calibration of space instruments and equipment. 

 

Proton Irradiation Facility 
The Proton Irradiation Facility PIF was constructed for testing and calibration of spacecraft
components. The facility is designed in a user friendly manner and is commonly available. 
It enables generating of realistic proton spectra encountered at any potential orbit in space. 
The main task is to study radiation effects on space electronics and test radiation hardness 
of satellite instruments. Additional test with secondary neutrons can also be performed.

Low Temperature Equipment
In addition, PIF offers wide access to our cryogenic facilities. We provide various cryostats able to reach temperatures down to tens of miliKelvin (ADR). The laboratory is fully equipped with monitoring and measurement electronics as well as liquid Helium supply and control apparatus.

Several large user facilities are also available at PSI for wide range of applications, tests and studies
- see Technology and Services web site for further information.