[time-nuts] Dead CBT
magnus at rubidium.dyndns.org
Sat Aug 27 09:13:54 UTC 2011
On 27/08/11 02:59, paul swed wrote:
> Hi Brian good to hear the check arrived.
> I will send pix if I cut it open.
> Several comments
> On Corby I am taking one final run at the original tube.
> He helped me with a change I would need to make to try the one you sent.
> By the way it pumped down just fine with a 3500 volt supply. Thats amazing.
> If all that fails I guess I am going to see exactly how tough that metal is.
> Other comment. It so happens I know a person who will give the very best
> guidance in a CBT disassembly. Plus has serious tools for the job. Min
> damage to stuff.
> But at that stage there will be pictures. I imagine lots of time-nuts would
> like to see the real insides. Don't know if I want to actually break the
> glass though.
> Haven't figured the radioactive or not issue.
To the best of my knowledge, there should be no radioactivity in it.
Rubidiums should be more radioactive, if disregarding background
radioactivity. One of the two Rubidium isotopes has a half life of
4,86*10^10 years. Just slightly more stable than the other isotope...
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