See Agilent-Varian Ion Pumps at LIGO, USA

Agilent Ion Pumps mounted on LIGO Gravitational Waves Detectors

Creating ultra clean and stable High Vacuum in these multi-kilometer detectors is instrumental to the proper operation of the entire system and has been one of the key technological challenges.
Furthermore,  up-time, reliability and totally vibrationless operation are an absolute must for such detectors.
The challenge of fulfilling all these stringent requirements was addressed by special customized Ion Pumps, designed and built  by Agilent – Varian that provide the ideal vacuum conditions for the success of this experiment.

Watch the RAI 3 TV News Report

Dedicated to the contribution of Agilent Technologies to the discovery of Gravitational Waves, broadcast on February 27, 2016

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