University of Wisconsin-Madison Physical Sciences Lab

Archive for 2009

MST upgrades

Monday, November 30th, 2009

PSL has recently finished three upgrade projects for the Madison Symmetric Torus, which is a plasma physics research machine at the department of physics. (more…)

New Trigger System for HAWC

Monday, November 16th, 2009

IceCube research center has engaged PSL in the initial design of the trigger system for High Altitude Water Cherenkov (HAWC). (more…)


Thursday, November 5th, 2009

PSL has started work on the Long Baseline Neutrino Experiment being planned for Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory (DUSEL). (more…)

PSL Delivers RAM Drill

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

PSL finished the construction of the Rapid Air Movement (RAM) drill head for research in Antarctica. The drill was built for the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in Bremerhaven, Germany. (more…)

Small Animal Ventilator

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

PSL recently designed, produced and shipped a third-generation ventilator prototype for small animals (primarily mice and rats) for MRI studies relating to respiratory research (more…)

PSL to build testing apparatus

Friday, August 7th, 2009

PSL has entered in an agreement with Compact Particle Accelerator Corporation to participate in the development of testing apparatus for the excitation system of the Dielectric Wall Accelerator (DWA). (more…)

WHAM moves to Chile

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

Recently the UW Astronomy Department was funded by the National Science Foundation to upgrade some of the WHAM hardware and then relocate WHAM to the Cerro Tololo Interamerican Observatory in Chile (more…)

WSJ catches up with IceCube

Monday, June 1st, 2009

The Wisconsin State Journal published an article on the progress of the IceCube project at the South Pole (more…)

PSL helps improve WiscSIMS

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

PSL was contacted by Dr. Noriko Kita of the Geology & Geophysics Department regarding improving the resolution of a visible light microscope built into the WiscSIMS Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometer (more…)

Improving Gas Mixture Delivery for Rodent MRIs

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

PSL’s proposal to Sean Fain (Medical Physics) for reengineering for reliability of a gas mixture delivery system to small rodents for respiratory passage MRI has been accepted. (more…)