Science

RI has a long and successful history in serving customers at large scale research facilities or, put more simply, in “big science”. They build huge machines to push the frontiers of knowledge and technology, and we at RI are thrilled to be a part of it.

Particle accelerators

Particle physics

Cosmology

Energy and fusion research

Particle accelerators

One core expertise of RI is the manufacturing of key components and systems for particle accelerators. Particle accelerators are machines that use electromagnetic fields to propel charged particles like electrons or ions to nearly the speed of light, and to contain them in well-defined beams. They are used for fundamental and applied research in the sciences, but also in many technical and industrial fields unrelated to fundamental research.

Particle physics

In particle physics, large accelerators like the LHC at CERN in Geneva are used as colliders that open up the window to structures of the subatomic world. Elementary particles are brought to collision at the highest energies possible, and detective work on their fragments after such collisions can hint to the existence of new particles like the famous Higgs boson a few years ago, half a century after it was predicted by theorists.

Cosmology

The largest particle source RI has ever built helps to weigh the mass of neutrinos, the most elusive of the elementary particles. The source is part of the Karlsruhe Tritium Neutrino Experiment KATRIN, an experiment of superlatives that aims to complement our knowledge of the universe by answering one of the most fundamental and important questions in modern particle physics and cosmology.

Nuclear physics

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Energy and fusion research

Fusion is a form of power generation relying on nuclear fusion reactions that produce heat. It is the source of energy of our sun, and massive research activities are underway to utilize the same principle for energy generation also on earth. Devices designed to harness fusion heat for electricity generation are known as fusion reactors. Still in an experimental stage now, they are a potential game changer in the world’s energy production. The extreme conditions in fusion reactors pose particular challenges to the materials used and to the supplying industry like us at RI.

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