Additive manufacturing of magnetic shielding and ultra-high vacuum flange for cold atom sensors

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@article{85a61d2715d94315a9423c39b7f1c497,
title = "Additive manufacturing of magnetic shielding and ultra-high vacuum flange for cold atom sensors",
abstract = "Recent advances in the understanding and control of quantum technologies, such as those based on cold atoms, have resulted in devices with extraordinary metrological performance. To realise this potential outside of a lab environment the size, weight and power consumption need to be reduced. Here we demonstrate the use of laser powder bed fusion, an additive manufacturing technique, as a production technique relevant to the manufacture of quantum sensors. As a demonstration we have constructed two key components using additive manufacturing, namely magnetic shielding and vacuum chambers. The initial prototypes for magnetic shields show shielding factors within a factor of 3 of conventional approaches. The vacuum demonstrator device shows that 3D-printed titanium structures are suitable for use as vacuum chambers, with the test system reaching base pressures of 5 ± 0.5 × 10 -10 mbar. These demonstrations show considerable promise for the use of additive manufacturing for cold atom based quantum technologies, in future enabling improved integrated structures, allowing for the reduction in size, weight and assembly complexity.",
keywords = "Atomic and molecular physics, Techniques and instrumentation",
author = "Jamie Vovrosh and Georgios Voulazeris and Petrov, {Plamen G.} and Ji Zou and Youssef Gaber and Laura Benn and David Woolger and Attallah, {Moataz M.} and Vincent Boyer and Kai Bongs and Michael Holynski",
year = "2018",
month = jan,
day = "31",
doi = "10.1038/s41598-018-20352-x",
language = "English",
volume = "8",
journal = "Scientific Reports",
issn = "2045-2322",
publisher = "Nature Publishing Group",

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Additive manufacturing of magnetic shielding and ultra-high vacuum flange for cold atom sensors

AU - Vovrosh, Jamie

AU - Voulazeris, Georgios

AU - Petrov, Plamen G.

AU - Zou, Ji

AU - Gaber, Youssef

AU - Benn, Laura

AU - Woolger, David

AU - Attallah, Moataz M.

AU - Boyer, Vincent

AU - Bongs, Kai

AU - Holynski, Michael

PY - 2018/1/31

Y1 - 2018/1/31

N2 - Recent advances in the understanding and control of quantum technologies, such as those based on cold atoms, have resulted in devices with extraordinary metrological performance. To realise this potential outside of a lab environment the size, weight and power consumption need to be reduced. Here we demonstrate the use of laser powder bed fusion, an additive manufacturing technique, as a production technique relevant to the manufacture of quantum sensors. As a demonstration we have constructed two key components using additive manufacturing, namely magnetic shielding and vacuum chambers. The initial prototypes for magnetic shields show shielding factors within a factor of 3 of conventional approaches. The vacuum demonstrator device shows that 3D-printed titanium structures are suitable for use as vacuum chambers, with the test system reaching base pressures of 5 ± 0.5 × 10 -10 mbar. These demonstrations show considerable promise for the use of additive manufacturing for cold atom based quantum technologies, in future enabling improved integrated structures, allowing for the reduction in size, weight and assembly complexity.

AB - Recent advances in the understanding and control of quantum technologies, such as those based on cold atoms, have resulted in devices with extraordinary metrological performance. To realise this potential outside of a lab environment the size, weight and power consumption need to be reduced. Here we demonstrate the use of laser powder bed fusion, an additive manufacturing technique, as a production technique relevant to the manufacture of quantum sensors. As a demonstration we have constructed two key components using additive manufacturing, namely magnetic shielding and vacuum chambers. The initial prototypes for magnetic shields show shielding factors within a factor of 3 of conventional approaches. The vacuum demonstrator device shows that 3D-printed titanium structures are suitable for use as vacuum chambers, with the test system reaching base pressures of 5 ± 0.5 × 10 -10 mbar. These demonstrations show considerable promise for the use of additive manufacturing for cold atom based quantum technologies, in future enabling improved integrated structures, allowing for the reduction in size, weight and assembly complexity.

KW - Atomic and molecular physics

KW - Techniques and instrumentation

U2 - 10.1038/s41598-018-20352-x

DO - 10.1038/s41598-018-20352-x

M3 - Article

C2 - 29386536

AN - SCOPUS:85041671182

VL - 8

JO - Scientific Reports

JF - Scientific Reports

SN - 2045-2322

M1 - 2023

ER -