[time-nuts] HP 5071A Electron Multiplier of Cesium Beam Tube

J. Forster jfor at quik.com
Sun Sep 6 17:47:44 UTC 2009


Both Cesium Chloride and Nitride are soluable >50 g/100 ml of water.

When Cs is exposed to air, it forms Cs Oxide, very quickly. That reacts
with water to make Cs Hydroxide. The Hydroxide would react w/ Hydrochloric
or Nitric acid to form the very soluable salts listed above.



> The problem is not inactivating the cesium, that happens when pretty much
> any gas enteres the tube.  The problem is getting the resulting chemical
> compounds cleaned out.  Cs salts are not very soluble in pretty much
> anything.
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