The laboratories are made up of three main components: a clean room, the “silicon lab”, and the cryogenics lab.
The clean room, class ISO 7, with a surface of 20 sq, is used for thermic cycles and testing silicon sensors for the ATLAS experiment. The clean room features a dynamic climatic chamber Binder MKFT 115 with a temperature range between -70 °C and +180 °C, used to test silicon sensors and electronic devices, or, to perform programmable thermic cycles. In the clean room is also present a Mini-X2 miniature X-Rays tube, used to probe the silicon sensors response to incident radiation, and a LAUDA ECO RE 1050 G refrigerated thermostat, with a temperature range between –50 °C and +200 °C, used to operate a cooling circuit for mechanical components.
The “Silicon Lab” features a climatic chamber Memmert CTC256 for thermic cycles, with an operative range between -40 °C and +190 °C, a Wire Bonder TPT HB05 for ultrasonic micro-soldering with gold or silver wire of thickness between 25 and 33 microns, a stereoscopic microscope Leica S9i with a magnification factor up to 50x and an embedded camera for optical inspection of silicon sensors and electronic devices, and a probe station MPI TS200 with extremely low noise and capacity and micrometric XY positioning system, for testing of silicon and electronic devices.
Finally, the cryogenic lab features a helium cooled vacuum chamber with cold finger and temperature controller, for cryogenic temperature down to 20 K.