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Riverside Research Enhances Dayton Research Center with New Plasma Vacuum Chamber

Riverside Research Enhances Dayton Research Center with New Plasma Vacuum Chamber

29 January 2016

DAYTON, OH – Riverside Research, a not-for-profit scientific research company primarily supporting the US Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community, installed a new plasma vacuum chamber in its Dayton Research Center on January 12.

Manufactured by Pfeiffer Vacuum, a world leader in vacuum technology, the 17,000-pound plasma vacuum chamber will support research in a multitude of areas, including ionospheric and space plasma environments, hypersonic plasma environments, space propulsion, plasma-magnetic field interactions, dusty plasmas, and material processing applications of plasma.

“The installation of the new plasma vacuum chamber enables Riverside Research to perform research in a wide range of plasma phenomenologies,” said Dr. Jeffrey Pursel, Director, Open Innovation Center. “The chamber provides our current customers with advanced capabilities and paves the way for new business opportunities and outreach initiatives.”

The plasma vacuum chamber is located within the company’s recently constructed Open Innovation Center – a collaborative environment that facilitates the performance of leading edge, synergistic research and development in cyber, optics, computational electromagnetics, and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance.

Riverside Research is pleased to offer its customers these new capabilities as they will have an immediate impact on current development efforts and will foster future advancements and collaborations.

About Riverside Research

Riverside Research is a not-for-profit organization chartered to advance scientific research in the public interest and in support of the United States government. Comprised of leading engineering, technology, and operations experts, Riverside Research delivers trusted solutions in Biomedical Engineering, Cyber, Electromagnetic Sciences, and Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance. These Centers of Excellence are supported by five integrated research laboratories that conduct independent and mission-focused research in critical technology areas. Originating as part of Columbia University in the 1950s and established as an independent corporation in 1967, Riverside Research remains dedicated to its academic heritage by working with colleges and universities from across the nation to advance science, technology, engineering, and math through education, research, and workforce development. Learn more at

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