Quadrupole mass spectrometer

Organizational Unit

The quadrupole mass spectrometer is a off-the-shelf gas analyzer that is used for the monitoring and analysis of the contamination in high vacuum systems and processes. It is also used for the detection of small vacuum leaks in cryostats.

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General view of several test cryostats in a laboratory cabinet. Shelves of a cabinet with different metal cylinders fitted with windows and connectors
Test cryostats

Open-cycle, closed loop and hybrid multi-purpose test cryostats.

Panoramic view of one the areas of the Assembly, Integration and Verification room. Large laboratory with work benches and multiple electronic devices and computers, with a large mechanical structure in assembly phase
Large Instruments Assembly, Integration and Verification Room (AIV)

The purpose of the AIV Room is the assembly, integration and verification of instrumentation for large telescopes.

Calvo Tovar
General view of the Mechanical Integration and Verification Laboratory. Medium-sized laboratory with work benches, electronic devices, mechanical tools and cabinets
Mechanical Integration and Verification Laboratory

The Mechanical Integration and Verification Laboratory provides the basic and specific infrastructures needed for the development and integration of the medium-sized mechanical systems developed at the Technology Division.

Eduardo David
González Carretero
Related Capability
Rear view of the EMIR instrument in GTC with engineers working on the cryogenic system. Large cylindrical structure with metallic tubes and electronic controls
Design, development and manufacture of cryogenic and vacuum systems

The astronomical observation in the infrared range of the spectrum requires the use of cryogenic systems where high vacuum and very low temperature technologies are combined.

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