Ion Engine Experiments.

This is the first test with the fixed vacuum pump and 12,000V AC

Associated cloud chamber at the end of the ion accelerator. This was the first time to see a definitive alpha particle.

Vacuum Chamber 2.0 initial test. Arc led to the vaporization of the lead insulation and the support structure for the washer failed. There was damage to the support superstructure as well. Redesigning now…