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

paul swed paulswedb at gmail.com
Mon Oct 31 18:12:12 EDT 2016

Really great pictures that have lots of clean detail. Thanks for sharing
with us. I can see that many of the wires would be a challenge to deal with.
But I will guess the ionizer was the issue on this tube also.
Thanks for sharing.

On Mon, Oct 31, 2016 at 5:56 PM, Tom Van Baak <tvb at leapsecond.com> wrote:

> I used to have a whole set of photos on my web site of the inside of the
> 5071A Cs tube, taken during a tour of the Santa Clara production facility.
> Sadly, I was asked to take the page down. But Skip is ok because his photos
> are of a Cs tube one or two generations older. Thanks for posting those.
> Your photos are a welcome alternative to these:
> http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-JuleDYM54nE/U7I-i9wzrSI/
> AAAAAAAAAIk/QtRO7ngBgjU/s1600/clip_image040.gif
> http://www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/obj/images/services-services/time-
> heure/faq_time_cesiumclockinside_small.jpg
> https://i.ytimg.com/vi/XRWlDCgNVXg/maxresdefault.jpg
> Although. you have to admit the first one has a certain charm.
> Here's the inside of the original cesium bean tube:
> http://www.leapsecond.com/museum/essen/
> /tvb
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