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For a long time Lithuania has lacked a center for physical science and technology that could satisfy modern needs. This has been an obstacle to both younger and more experienced scientists in their creative and innovate endeavors. However, the situation changed completely at the end of 2015.
The National Center for Physics Science and Technology brought together numerous scientists in Lithuania. It accommodates the development of laser technologies, lighting technologies, material sciences, nanotechnologies, semiconductor physics and electronics, as well as related scientific research and experiments in state-of-the-art facilities. The building houses the Faculty of Physics of Vilnius University, the Institute of Applied Research, the Institute of Theoretical Physics and Astronomy, Center for Physics Science and Technologies, part of the Faculty of Chemistry, and part of Vilnius Gediminas Technical University.
It serves as the country’s largest and the most advanced physics, chemistry and technology research base, including 250 open-access laboratories and nine clean rooms that meet the most stringent ISO5, ISO6, ISO7 standards. Some 700 scientists and students at a time are be able to carry out research. The building is equipped with seven shielded rooms and one anechoic chamber. The premises are completely protected against electric field interference.
Particular attention has been given not only to the operability and effective planning of the premises but also to advanced construction, technical and engineering solutions during the construction of the new Center for Physics Science and Technology. Over 260 laboratories, 350 scientists’ offices and 16 spaces with workstations for students in the lounges were arranged in the building. Laboratory rooms were equipped with 150 exhaust hoods, which are connected to the ventilation system, and with 14 heavy-duty venting systems with a capacity of 120,000 cubic m/hour, which are specially designed for such buildings.
Laboratory premises are supplied with deionized water, furnished with process cooling, and supplied with 20 types of process gas, including high-purity nitrogen gas, liquid nitrogen and compressed air. More than 20,000 meters of galvanized air ducts and 2,500 meters of special stainless steel air ducts were used for the installation of ventilation systems alone, and the total length of gas supply pipelines in the project is more than 6,500 meters.