An extremely fast opening and closing gas valve designed for multiple applications. The applications range from supersonic and highly collimated gas jets for laser wake-field acceleration to a supersonic shell of gas in hot plasma generation.
Our fast gas valves are fast opening ( < 100us) and fast closing ( < 500us). In comparison, commercially available solenoid valves typically have an opening at 1 ms, and a closing of several ms. Our rapid closing design allows for high repetition rates ( 10 - 100 Hz) at plenum pressure up to 1500 psia.
We can tailor the design to your specific operating pressure and gas jet density. We build complete drivers and custom manifolds. The designs range from single plenum, operational up to 10 Hz, to multi-plenum systems. Each valve in a multi-plenum manifold can be controlled independently. The manifolds typically ship in industry-standard 19" racks. Control of each fast gas valve can be both local and remote. And we incorporate overpressure protection on each line. All of this makes for a complete solution.