University of Wisconsin-Madison Physical Sciences Lab

Lab Equipment and Research Tools

CLEO Cones CLEO Cones

PSL fabricated two copper external cones for the CLEO III Silicon Detector. The cones provide cooling for the electronics of the detector and act as support and locator for the silicon detectors.

[Hermes Magnet Photo] Hermes Magnet

This magnet is a central component in a particle detector at DESY in Hamburg Germany.

Hot Water Surgical Table Hot Water Surgical Tables

These hot water tables were built per a sample purchased by the client. These are used to keep the body of the animal warm during testing.

photo of open PSII chamber Plasma Source Ion Implantation Chamber

PSL designed and built a plasma source ion implantation (PSII) chamber, which was used to greatly extend the life span of a wide variety of products.

Small Animal Ventilator Small Animal Ventilator

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

Soil Column Soil Columns

Microbial Source Tracking (MST) research uses several host-specific organisms to identify the source of contamination of drinking and recreational water. When studying groundwater it is important to keep in mind the soil around it.

[TDC circuit board photo] Time to Digital Converter

The TDC (Time to Digital Converter) was designed for the University of Wisconsin-Madison High Energy Physics Department. The PSL TDC’s were used to collect data that was ultimately instrumental in discovering the top quark.


WiscSIMS, the Wisconsin Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometer, is a Cameca SIMS1280 instrument operated by the UW Madison Geology Dept. It is capable of analyzing sample spots of 10 microns to as small as 0.25 microns diameter, for isotopic composition, to precision of up to 100 parts per million.

Wolf Oven Testers Wolf Oven Diagnostic Testing Kit

Wolf Appliance is a manufacturer of high-end residential appliances, whose products are sold worldwide. They needed a service technician training module that could be shipped around the world and stored when not needed for training.