Carville Produce Light Guides for POLARIS

Manufactured in the UK - Supplied POLARIS Moving POLARIS POLARIS install

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is keeping the UK at the forefront of international science.

ISIS, based at the Science and Technology Facilities Council, is a world leading centre for research in the physical and life sciences. One of the world’s best sources of neutrons and muons, ISIS uses beams of these particles to reveal the relationship between the invisible world of atoms and molecules and the world of everyday life.

ISIS is like a giant microscope that enables scientists to see things at scales 10,000 times thinner than a human hair. The capabilities of the instruments inside the second target station enable the scientists to see in fine detail, and for the first time anywhere in the world, how such subtle effects seen in the reflection of light are reproduced by particles at the quantum level.

The detectors used to capture this light information are referred to as target stations. POLARIS, the latest target station shown below, has recently been completed and is preparing to go on line.

The POLARIS Detector is 7m in length and contains 38 detectors with over 600 Kilometres of fibre optic light guides.

The detectors used in Polaris took 12 months to manufacture and were produced at Carville’s manufacturing facility in Dorking, UK.

These detectors are one of a series produced by Carville for use at the STFC facility in Didcot, UK.

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Images courtesy of STFC

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