[time-nuts] homebrew H maser
jfor at quik.com
Sun Aug 29 17:11:47 UTC 2010
I used to read Strong's book as bedtime reading.
WARNING: There are few things more addictive than collecting:
Conflat Vacuum Fittings
Standard Taper Glassware
Linos (Spindler & Hoyer) MicroBench and NanoBench optical breadboarding.
> J. Forster wrote:
>> If you took a "modern" approach by using factory built test equipment as
>> building blocks (microwave synthesizer, lock-in amp, power supplies,
>> and commercial vacuum components (pumps, valves, fittings, controllers,
>> etc. in Conflat or something like it), you could likely build up most of
>> system pretty easily.
> You definitely need a copy of this book
> "Building Scientific Apparatus" by Moore, Davies, and Coplan
> How to build that ion gun, or cobble together the high vacuum system,
> etc. Lots of useful references..
> You'd also do well to get a catalog from Kurt.J.Lesker Company
> (http://www.lesker.com/) and from several of the vacuum equipment
> companies. Vacuum stuff is available used quite widely.
> Between the book and the catalog(s), you've got plenty of reading and
> dreaming material for months.
> Be aware, though, that high vacuum is like amateur telescope mirror
> making.. frustrating, tedious, and gratifying when it works. There's a
> surprising amount of craft in it. (and entirely in keeping with
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