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  • Support Services

    1. Engineering Support is a critical part of the operation of a world class scientific laboratory. The engineering staff at the SRC designs, maintains and repairs components for the storage ring, for beamlines and for experimental chambers. Their capabilities include solid modeling using AutoDesk’s Inventor and thermal/structural finite element analysis using ANSYS. Some designed systems require functionality over wide temperature ranges: high temperatures for purifying samples and annealing; low temperatures for high tc superconductors and sample electronic noise suppression. For more information please contact Mike Fisher at

    2. The SRC Machine Shop provides a valuable in-house capability for upgrades to the electron storage ring, for beamline construction, and for supporting the hardware needs of our experimenters. The machine shop is staffed by an Instrument Maker with 15+ years of machining experience and 30+ years of welding experience. Stainless steel and aluminum vacuum components can be welded using the TIG process to pass demanding UHV leak checks. The shop is equipped with a Bridgeport Vertical Mill, a Hardinge Toolroom Lathe and a Mitsumi Surface Grinder that can achieve dimensional tolerances of ±0.001 in. ( 25 μm ), ±0.0005 in. ( 13 μm ) and ±0.0001 ( 2.5 μm ) respectively. The shop is capable of working with a wide variety of metals and synthetic materials and has made diverse types and sizes of components. Recent examples of the quality components produced by the machine shop include the new, more robust, dipole vacuum tanks and timely support for experimenters needing repairs on their sample cold stage. CNC machines are also available at neighboring PSL for projects involving multiple, repeat machining processes. For more information please contact Mike Fisher at

    3. The Ultra High Vacuum Shop is responsible for testing, maintaining and upgrading the ultra high vacuum components on the storage ring, on Beamlines and on SRC provided experimental chambers. The Vacuum Shop is staffed by a technician with over 20 years of experience who can assist experimenters with vacuum challenges. For more information please contact Mike Fisher at

    4. The Electronics Shop provides design, construction and repair services for the operation of the SRC storage ring, for beamline instrumentation and for research electronic equipment for our users. For more information please contact Rick Keil at

    5. Stockroom and Purchasing Services are available though the shared administration of SRC and PSL. The Purchasing Department can process major and minor purchases if you know what you want and they appreciate a reasonable lead time when possible. The Stockroom is supplied with most hardware, electronic and vacuum components necessary for experiments and repairs. For assistance please contact Jim Breitzman at

    Other UW-Madison Resources

    1. The Physical Sciences Laboratory (PSL)
    PSL, which is located next door to the SRC, is a fee-for-service research and development facility that provides consulting, design, fabrication, testing, and calibration services to both public institutions and private businesses worldwide. Since, 1967 their highly trained staff of electrical and mechanical engineers, machinists and physicists has completed over 6000 projects. Please refer to their website or contact Farshid Feyzi at for more information.

    2. UW Materials Science Center

    3. Wisconsin Center for Applied Microelectronics (WCAM)

    4. UW Materials Research Science and Engineering Center on Nanostructured Interfaces (MRSEC)

    5. Microscopy at UW-Madison
    A Guide to Research and Service Imaging Instrumentation on the UW-Campus