Vacuum system fixed and voltage increase to 12,000V. Had to bypass the temp sensor.
As the vacuum increases, the color becomes more white. 60 hz electron waves are visible.
Chamber 2.0. Much larger and holds a vacuum much better.
Initial test. Looked promising, but the lead created an arc that vaporized it’s insulation and part of the support structure, leading to the failure of the washer support. Redesigning now…
15,000V full wave rectifier to produce DC beam.
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…