[time-nuts] So what’s inside that Cs Beam Tube anyway?

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Mon Oct 31 17:53:21 EDT 2016


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In message <67092a4fd8045729d0aa463bd288fbd0 at blackfoot.net>, djl writes:

>Echo, Magnus. Thanks, Skip!  Easy now to see the incredible expense of 
>building one of these! Kinda Kludgy; Love the s/s spot welded keepers on 
>the screw heads, e.g.

I don't think they're keepers.  I think they there to contain any metalic
dust or particles from the act of screwing the screw in.

>My really dumb question is, why isn't there Cs plated on everything? 

Because Cs is incredibly reactive and sticks to the strategically placed
getters.

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