Friday, 20 December 2013

Diff Pump Dissaster

My diffusion pump arrived yesterday which at first I thought would be great but then disaster struck. I noticed a large dent in the side of the cooling fan casing therefore the fan blades could not spin. I wasn't surprised with the box in the state it was.(see pictures) The wasn't any packaging around the pump except for the original box witch customs had torn up. As you can guess I was quite annoyed.
the following pictures show the setup with the diffusion pump. The pump isn't wired up yet as I may have to send it back.

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What Am I Doing

As some people have recommended, the following link is to the presentation that I gave to my head teacher when he granted me my £2000 budget.

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Thursday, 19 December 2013


A lot of my parts have arrived over the last week so I have started to piece them together, they include:

  • The main vacuum chamber, flanges and view port
  • The mechanical vacuum pump
  • Tungsten wire and aluminium rod for the inner grids
  • Copper pipe and cutter
  • Valves 
  • Needle valve
  • And more …
The following pictures show the progress so far:

I have also had a special delivery that contained my canister of deuterium, that is when my teachers started to get worried. The following pictures show the arrival of the D2:

So that is what I have done so far I will try to update the blog a bit more often.