[time-nuts] CS reservoir depletion
namichie at gmail.com
Thu Jan 13 07:59:51 UTC 2011
It may not be necessary to open a tube to renew the supply of an
I remember an experiment where an incandescent light bulb was dipped
into molten sodium chloride in an iron vessel.
The filament was run and a voltage between the filament and the iron
vessel caused sodium ions to migrate through the glass
into the bulb. Sodium accumulated in the bulb.
It is obviously a slow process, but then you did not need to put much
Cs in the bulb.
Why not use it to recharge an alkali metal lamp?
cheers, Neville Michie
On 12/01/2011, at 11:06 AM, scmcgrath at gmail.com wrote:
> Now that we are discussing how to restore Rb lamps.
> Has anyone given any thought to refilling or refluxing the Cs in
> depleted Cs tubes?
> Obviously opening would require high vaccum equipment - which is a
> totally separate category of nut (Or is it?)
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