MEFISTO Calibration Facility

MEsskammer für FlugzeitInStrumente und Time-Of-Flight
Calibration Facility for Solar Wind Instrumentation

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In our laboratory called MEFISTO we are operating an electron-cyclotron-resonance ion source (ECRIS) for producing highly charged ions. The main goal of the MEFISTO source is to reproduce all the elements in their different charge states found in the solar wind. The ions produced in the source are mainly used to calibrate instruments for solar wind applications. The instruments for calibration and other experiments are placed in a vacuum chamber mounted next to the ECR source.

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