Vacuum Flanges and Flange Devices
Brookhaven National Laboratory, NY, United States
Novel ultrahigh vacuum-compatible vacuum flanges and flange devices are constructed from high conductivity and high yield strength materials. The flange devices are presented in which heat removal is accomplished by water cooling channels machined in the flange itself. These flanges and flange devices are compact, cost-effective and highly reliable.
Primary Application Area: Instrumentation & Manufacturing
Technology Development Status: Prototype
Technology Readiness Level: TRL 4
FIGURES OF MERIT
Value Proposition: The invention provides UHV seals of the same performance as ConflatTM flanges, but also has high thermal and electrical conductivity. The single-piece constructions of beam-intercepting have performance advantages including cooling efficiency, reliability, cost and compact assemblies. Also, it eliminates the need for multiple components made from different materials.
Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab
Showcase Booth #: 10M
GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES
Government Funding/Support to Date: N/A
Primary Sources of Funding: Federal Grant
Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners