About Us

Kimball Physics main campus in Wilton, NH

Our Mission: To advance humankind by doing good physics -

specifically electron optics and vacuum physics -

and all the while growing, being good citizens, making a living, and having fun.

Kimball Physics is a high-tech manufacturer of scientific instruments with over 50 years of experience in ultra-high-vacuum electron and ion optics. The company specializes in high stability electron emitters, precision electrostatic and magnetostatic optics, along with state of the art vacuum chambers and fittings. Electron and ion systems are optimized for beam energies ranging from 1 eV to 100 keV and beam currents from femtoamperes to amperes.

Kimball Physics is an MIT spinoff located in a half dozen buildings situated near the top of a wooded hill in southern New Hampshire. As a company run by physicists, Kimball Physics is ready to assist customers in solving practical, technical, and basic research problems. A staff of outside consultants augments in-house expertise. Collaboration with scientists developing new technologies is strongly encouraged.

The company maintains facilities for:
  • R&D
  • Particle optics design
  • Mechanical CAD design
  • Electronics engineering
  • Vacuum engineering
  • UHV testing
  • Precision mechanical fabrication
  • Exceptional welding techniques
  • Electronics manufacturing
Applications include:
  • Numerous UHV analytical instruments
  • Electron optical equipment for the semiconductor industry
  • Electron sources for electron microscopes and electron lithography
  • High brightness sources for free electron lasers
  • Accelerators and x-ray systems
  • Custom apparatus for the space industry
  • Equipment for various esoteric physics experiments

About one-fifth of the items manufactured by Kimball Physics are custom. If you do not see what you need, please contact us.


Visitors are welcome. Please call ahead so that appropriate staff can be available to assist you and please keep in mind our tobacco policy.

View of Batchelder Pond near Kimball Hill Road

Kimball Physics, Inc.
311 Kimball Hill Road
Wilton, New Hampshire
03086-5715 USA

Lat: N 42 47.697 Long: W 71 48.108

Tel: 1-603-878-1616
Tel: 1-888-KIM-PHYS (1-888-546-7497)
Fax: 1-603-878-3700
Email: info@kimphys.com

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