scotch tape x-ray vacuum chamber bake-out

28 12 2008

I had an idea for a low cost way to quickly bake-out (dry out) a vacuum chamber.

At one point I read that the fastest way to bake-out a vacuum chamber was with x-rays (I can’t find the link). But assume for a second this is true. 

Now. Consider the fact that we can make x-rays very cheaply with scotch tape in a vacuum. And in our case, we are already operating inside a vacuum! 

Cheap,fast, high quality vacuum chamber bake-out.

It would look something like this:

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12 08 2009
josh

LOL. I had the same idea! I even have a crude implementation!

Two lint rollers + high speed food mixer. :)

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