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Commissioning of the vacuum system of the KATRIN Main Spectrometer

  1. 1. 0460113 - UJF-V 2017 RIV GB eng J - Článek v odborném periodiku
    Arenz, M. - Dragoun, Otokar - Kovalík, Alojz - Lebeda, Ondřej - Ryšavý, Miloš - Sentkerestiová, Jana - Slezák, Martin - Špalek, Antonín - Vénos, Drahoslav - Zbořil, Miroslav
    Commissioning of the vacuum system of the KATRIN Main Spectrometer.
    Journal of Instrumentation. Roč. 11, APR (2016), P04011 ISSN 1748-0221
    Grant CEP: GA ČR(CZ) GAP203/12/1896; GA MŠk LG14004
    Institucionální podpora: RVO:61389005
    Klíčová slova: gas systems and purification * neutriono detectors * spectrometers
    Kód oboru RIV: BG - Jaderná, atomová a mol. fyzika, urychlovače
    Impakt faktor: 1.220, rok: 2016

    The KATRIN experiment will probe the neutrino mass by measuring the beta-electron energy spectrum near the endpoint of tritium beta-decay. An integral energy analysis will be performed by an electro-static spectrometer ("Main Spectrometer"), an ultra-high vacuum vessel with a length of 23.2 m, a volume of 1240 m(3), and a complex inner electrode system with about 120 000 individual parts. The strong magnetic field that guides the beta-electrons is provided by super-conducting solenoids at both ends of the spectrometer. Its influence on turbo-molecular pumps and vacuum gauges had to be considered. A system consisting of 6 turbo-molecular pumps and 3 km of non-evaporable getter strips has been deployed and was tested during the commissioning of the spectrometer. In this paper the configuration, the commissioning with bake-out at 300 degrees C, and the performance of this system are presented in detail. The vacuum system has to maintain a pressure in the 10(-11) mbar range. It is demonstrated that the performance of the system is already close to these stringent functional requirements for the KATRIN experiment, which will start at the end of 2016.
    Trvalý link: http://hdl.handle.net/11104/0260238