[time-nuts] R&S XSRM Rubidium
magnus at rubidium.dyndns.org
Tue Jan 11 19:29:34 UTC 2011
On 11/01/11 19:57, paul swed wrote:
> Crazier question could it be baked in an oven or must you be able to
> carefully visually watch it?
I guess you could do that if you only can oriented it there. However, I
just wanted to play a bit safe and not overheat it... and then I did
warm it up quite a bit anyway. Contaminating my lab with rubidium and
glas splitter seems easier to handle than the oven and kitchen... but I
don't think it is much of a danger anyway...
> On Tue, Jan 11, 2011 at 1:53 PM, paul swed<paulswedb at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Crazy question. Though the small rb references are difficult to disassemble
>> they can be. I believe I have seen what you describe. Might this technique
>> be used on those also. I have a flaky end of life old telco reference that I
>> would open up to try it on. Though no heat gun.
Well, a heat gun isn't a huge investment but it came in handy for this.
If you seem the same thing, then try it and see if you get it operating
again. I did actually learn this trick from a description for a smaller
rubidium than I tried it on.
>> Does the RB really become exhausted or does it plate to the glass like you
Well, it did not escape from the glas ampule, so it is still safe there.
Rubidium by itself doesn't need to be a lot in there to work, but Xeon
might escape. However, temperature and trimming of the RF source should
be checked first... before giving up on the lamp.
>> Thanks for the thread.
Well, I tough that someone would get inspired. Seems to have triggered
two so far.
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