General Lab Information

System Development

Mechanical Engineering, Fabrication, and Integration

The Mechanical Engineering, Fabrication, and Integration Group transforms conceptual designs into functional components and complete systems. With in-house expertise and fabrication capabilities—including a fully equipped machine shop—we support large collaborative experiments, prototype development efforts, and commercial applications. Our designs, components, and systems are used in a range of technologies, from ultrahigh vacuums capable of producing photocathodes for electron sources to parts for telescopes and neutrino detectors.

Electrical Engineering, Assembly, and Integration

Electrical systems must be designed according to different specifications, including physical size, operational environments, and signal types and levels. The Instrumentation Division’s Electronics Assembly and Integration Group develops customized solutions to meet such specifications for various physics, astronomy, and homeland security applications.

Quantum System Development

Quantum information science involves quantum effects in physics and how they can be used in computing, communications, precision measurements, and fundamental quantum science. Brookhaven National Laboratory is executing a cross-disciplinary quantum strategy that spans novel algorithms and materials for the next generation of quantum computers to quantum networking for secure communications and sensing with unprecedented accuracy.

Electron Source Development

We are at the forefront of generating electron beams with high brightness for collider and photon source applications. Our surveys of materials have led to the worldwide adoption of copper and magnesium for high-peak-brightness electron beams.

Laser System Development

Our Laser Application Laboratory features cutting-edge laser systems with a range of wavelengths (infrared to vacuum ultraviolet), pulse durations (femtosecond to microsecond), pulse energies (nanojoule to nearly one joule), and operational modes (single photons to multiphotons per pulse). These systems are routinely used for large-scale particle physics experiments.