Wednesday, April 23, 2008

catching up on the pump

I have a little down time here at FNANO, so I am working on the Ne pump. I finally have an optimal amount of Ne in the bottom chamber so the pump doesn't just blow up.

here it is with the pump casing hidden.

Be sure you tune in Thursday night (or Friday morning) for some major stuff.

6 comments:

Perry E. Metzger said...

Those neons are very close together, which implies very high pressure. You might want to do a back of the envelope on what the spacing is between the atoms is if you are at normal pressure. My back of the envelope says the minimum spacing between the Ne atoms is going to be on the order of a few thousand atomic radii. It also says you have a truly insane pressure displayed there.

Tom said...

Yes, it is the craziest I could get.

Perry E. Metzger said...

Then why are you bothering?

Tom said...

so I can hope to start the day with your armchair snarkyness, of course

Perry E. Metzger said...

Never mind, then. I'll unsubscribe and I won't bother you any more.

Tom said...

be sure you return the T-shirt too