Pfeiffer Vacuum provides solutions for European XFEL


Pfeiffer Vacuum, French developer of high-end vacuum technology has been working in cooperation with the European X-Ray Free-Electron Laser (European XFEL) to provide high vacuum conditions at its research facility.

European XFEL is an X-ray research laser facility in Germany that generates ultrashort X-ray flashes 27,000 times per second that allow scientists to map atomic details of viruses, film chemical reactions, and study the processes in the interior of planets.

The processes at European XFEL require ultra-high (UVH) or high vacuum (HV) conditions. It is important to maintain a good level of vacuum so that the XFEL beam and high-power lasers can propagate and interact with matter at the experiment stations without being affected by air molecules or hydrocarbons generating background signals on the detectors.

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