How does an ion gauge work?
Posted on Monday 9th December 2019 at 11:05
Ion gauge history AML’s nude ionization gauges are designed on the principals explored by Robert T. Bayard and Daniel Alpert in the 1950s. Commonly known as the BAG, or BA gauge, the Bayard-Alpert gauge is an evolution of the triode gauge developed in the early 1900s. The triode gauge used a cylinder as an ion collector. It was capable of measuring down to 10-8 Torr, with the lower pressure limited as a result of soft X-rays generating a photocurrent that added to and was indistinguishable... Read more
What makes AML’s ultra-high vacuum stepper motors unique?
Posted on Thursday 31st October 2019 at 16:22
Stepper motors are particularly attractive for exact positioning in a vacuum because they can precisely position, even without encoder feedback. Compared to motion feed-throughs, stepper motors offer considerable reductions in mechanical complexity and the absence of particle generation from metal to metal sliding surfaces. Vacuum environments pose considerable challenges when operating any type of electrical devices, including stepper motors. Conventional stepper motors are not suited for opera... Read more
Watch our new promotional video
Posted on Tuesday 1st October 2019 at 12:20
Our new promotional video allows you to see inside our modern Sussex-based facility; where we are committed to delivering quality products and superior customer service effectively, efficiently and consistently to our UK and international customers. See why we are a leading global manufacturer of Bayard Alpert Ion Gauges, ultra-high vacuum gauge controllers and ultra-high vacuum stepper motors.... Read more
Arun Microelectronics' brand new website!
Posted on Thursday 26th September 2019 at 16:35
We are pleased to announce the launch of our newly redesigned website. The new look and feel is intended to reflect our forward-thinking and modern approach; while making it easier for you to find out more about us and our products. What’s new? The homepage has been simplified, giving you easy access to our products and our brand-new promotional video. We have made our products easier to navigate. Regional representative contact details are more accessible. Viewing our website on a mobile... Read more
Is The New LHC Run The End Of Particle Physics As We Know It?
Posted on Wednesday 26th August 2015 at 9:32
The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the CERN facility (the European Organisation for Nuclear Research) near Geneva, is the largest and most powerful particle accelerator in the world. It has been used in a large number of experiments, which have proved that the Standard Model of particle physics encompasses essentially every particle that makes up the universe and the forces that act upon them. The most significant of these was the discovery of the Higgs boson, the last particle predicted by th... Read more
What is the Standard Model?
Posted on Wednesday 12th August 2015 at 9:36
The Standard Model in particle physics definitely does not suggest that the answer to life, the universe and everything is 42. However, it does give physicists a profound understanding of what life, the universe and everything is made up of. It describes the fundamental particles that essentially make up all matter and the forces that act upon them. CERN (the European Organisation for Nuclear Research) states that, "how these particles and three of the forces are related to each other is encap... Read more
Taking Steps to Mars
Posted on Monday 29th June 2015 at 18:26
2015 will go down as the year that US space agency NASA brought us the most detailed view of Pluto yet. And in just 15 years time, according to plans already in place, NASA will conduct a manned mission to Mars, which could answer the age-old question of whether there is life on other planets. However, as Mars is approximately 225,300,000 km from the Earth, getting there is no mean feat and will need to be done in stages. Fortunately, through robotic probes and experimentation carried out on t... Read more
Samantha Cristoforetti Breaks a World Record on her First Space Mission
Posted on Wednesday 17th June 2015 at 13:01
Between November 2014 and June 2015, Samantha Cristoforetti broke the world record for the longest space mission by a woman. The previous record was held by Sunita Williams, who spent 195 days in space in 2012. Cristoforetti's record was set by accident when a Russian space agency freighter burnt up on re-entry causing Cristoforetti's return to be delayed by a month while the accident was investigated meaning she spent 199 days in space. This was a mission of firsts: First Mission - First... Read more