[time-nuts] CS reservoir depletion

Chuck Harris cfharris at erols.com
Thu Jan 13 13:49:42 UTC 2011

You might find it interesting to look up the vapor pressure of
cesium at room temperature.

To get the cesium to transport from where it has deposited to your
cold corner would require heating the whole tube up to where the
cesium would vaporize.  I can't help but think that heating everything
in the tube that hot might cause other collateral damage... and the
cesium would certainly go and plate out on even more exciting places
than it did in normal operation.  That might not be a good thing.

I think this is a pay-to-play sort of thing.  If you want to play
with a C-beam, you are going to have to pay.  If you want one that
works like new, unless you are lucky, you might have to pay a lot.

-Chuck Harris

Neville Michie wrote:
> It sounds like you need to dip a corner of the device in liquid nitrogen
> and allow the metal to evaporate and condense in the cold corner.
> Or is it sublimation.
> I do not know how long it would take.
> cheers, Neville Michie

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