Ceramics in the Science Industry

The use of advanced ceramics in extreme environments is well known. Some of the most demanding applications are at the cutting edge of scientific research where ceramics function in ultra-high vacuum providing electrical insulation whilst undergoing bombardment by high magnetic fields, radioactive environments or cryogenic temperatures.

The ability of advanced ceramics to survive and deliver consistent performances across a range of research from the latest fusion science to advanced particle physics, high energy lasers and cryogenic research shows the scope and capability of the materials we offer.

Precision Ceramics has a proven history in these fields, making bespoke components to individual designs and manufacturing these where required for some of the world’s major scientific experiments.

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Scientific Equipment

Many tools used in scientific research rely on inert ceramics machined precisely to work in a vacuum under extreme electrical conditions.

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Fusion

Ceramics are used in hydrogen fusion environments, which requires materials to withstand immense temperatures in electromagnetic fields.

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JET & ITER

Projects like JET & ITER require some of the biggest and most accurate high temperature advanced ceramic components with extreme properties.

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Particle Accelerators

The use of advanced ceramics in ultra high vacuum can provide electrical insulation without being affected by electromagnetic fields for particle accelerators.

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High Energy Lasers

High powered Lasers are used to create materials formed under extreme conditions by focusing multiple lasers on a single target.