[time-nuts] backfill

Richard (Rick) Karlquist richard at karlquist.com
Thu Jun 8 20:57:04 EDT 2017

On 6/8/2017 5:08 PM, Bob kb8tq wrote:
> Hi
> In this case hydrogen + oxygen (like from oxidized metal) goes to H20. You very much do
> not want water running around inside your crystal holder… Helium is inert.
> Bob

Exactly right Bob.  The 10811 guys used to go nuts
about keeping water out of their vacuum system.
There were certain temperatures known as "water
points" at which some water was released.
The retained water was in spite of the temperature
already being above 100 degrees C (boiling).
It has something to do with monolayers of
water molecules not boiling away.

Rick N6RK

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