These days has finished the installation of a brand-new ISO7 clean room at our LICA laboratory. The new facility will allow the manipulation and characterization of high-tech devices that need such level of cleaning. Specifically, LICA is now fully qualified for the work with scientific-level detectors, optical components, and complex instrumental setups.
The LICA clean room has a total area of 30 square meters. Some of the first tasks to be performed at this new facility are the assembly of four ESO Continuous Flow Cryostats and the first stage of the laboratory integration of the SCORPIO instrument for Gemini telescopes (leader center: South West Research Institute, San Antonio, Texas), both in collaboration with private company FRACTAL S.L.N.E.