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Rough and dirty vacuum testing: my path towards high vacuum
➡ Basic vacuum setup:
starting from scratch, testing the pump, building a reservoir, measuring pumping speed.
➡ Building feedthroughs: once the reservoir is ready, it's time to build some feedthroughs for electrical wires and for gas feeding.
➡ First plasmas! Obtained from some kPa (around 8 Torr) down to around 250 Pa (2 Torr).
➡ Moving to a larger vessel: flanges, gaskets and a nice cart.
➡ Turbomolecular pump ... and its power supply.
➡ Plugging in a mass flow controller
➡ COMING SOON Breaking the 1 Pascal barrier! An overview of the whole system.
➡ COMING SOON An overview of affordable High Vacuum gauges.
➡ COMING SOON Time for applications! Gridded Ion Thrusters and Hall Effect Thrusters.