Here is where you can find information about the different
components that make up the hardware inside the Berkeley Cryostat.
Since this web site is devoted to what goes on at Berkeley, a lot of
the information is specific to the Berkeley laboratory. The design
of the hardware used here is not exactly the same as that used at
site, for instance. (One example is the
orientation of the cold hardware used at Stanford, which is "upside-down"
relative to the cold hardware used at Berkeley.)
When assembled all of the cold hardware components comprise the
"Stack." One of the most amazing parts of the Stack is that almost
all of the wiring is superconducting, which allows
electricity to flow through the hardware and not heat it up. If the
hardware were to heat up, however, it would reduce the efficiency of
the cryostat and the other hardware around it.
To begin the tour, here is a map
on which you can click to learn more about the different parts of
the Stack. You can click on both the words and images in the
map!This is currently not available for
internet explorer users.
Alternatively, you can jump straight to looking at one of the
three divisions of the Stack: Detectors,