ATOMKI setups

ATOMKI – ICA

The Ice Chamber for Astrophysics/Astrochemistry (ICA) at Atomki is designed to investigate the ion irradiation interstellar and Solar System ice analogues. Ions of different species and charge states from H+ to S2+ are produced by the Atomki Tandetron accelerator (available energies 0.2-4 MeV) and may be used to simulate galactic cosmic rays and stellar winds. The major goal of the experimental apparatus is to systematically study space-relevant ices under different ion impact conditions (e.g. energy, fluxes, type of projectile) so as to better understand the origin and evolution of the building blocks of life.

ATOMKI – AQUILA

The Atomki QUeens Ice chamber for Laboratory Astrochemisty (AQUILA) at Atomki is designed to investigate the ion irradiation interstellar and Solar System ice analogues. Molecular, multiply positive and negative ions of different species and charge states are produced by the Atomki Electron Cyclotron Resonance Ion Source (ATOMKI-ECRIS, available energies 500 eV – 20 keV times charge state) and may be used to simulate galactic cosmic rays and stellar winds. The major goal of the experimental apparatus is to systematically study space-relevant ices under different ion impact conditions (e.g. energy, fluxes, type of projectile) so as to better understand the origin and evolution of the building blocks of life.