Day 26: Success!

Alright, I really want to get back to reading about the history of ion bombardment, so I’m going to write this post as fast as I can. The first thing Peco and I did today was turning the ion source┬ácontroller on. As the displays slowly turned on one by one, we prayed that the ion… Continue reading Day 26: Success!

Day 24: 37.0 Volts!

The coolest thing that happened today was that we finally got the ion beam to work. We realized that whilst attaching the argon tank to the vacuum chamber, we were trapping a small amount of air in the tubing, contaminating the argon. So we flushed the argon out for about an hour and tried turning… Continue reading Day 24: 37.0 Volts!