Separate display vacuum chamber for McMillan synchrotron


Object N-09261.02 is a separate circular vacuum chamber with its associated accessories that were mounted on a wall in the "Atom Smashers" exhibition. This object itself is essentially identical to the vacuum chamber that is an integral subpart of the McMillan synchrotron assembly proper N-09261.01.

Object N-09261.02 consists of an assembly of the following major subparts, most of which were separated during dismantling after the Atom Smashers exhibition closed:

8 separate circular sectors;

2 "milk bottles" for evacuation ports ;

electron gun assembly;

target assembly with adjusting mechanism;

synchrotron light port assembly;

RF coaxial power input assembly.

(See curator's notes for details.)

For background on the McMillan Synchrotron, see descrption for object ID no. N-09621.01

Maker: McMillan, E. M.

Location: Currently not on view

General Subject Association: Science & Scientific Instruments


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Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, California

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: EM.N-09261.02Catalog Number: N-09261.02Accession Number: 269226

Object Name: vacuum chamber, McMillan Synchrotron

Physical Description: metal; ceramic; plastic; glass (overall material)Measurements: overall: 20 cm x 2.25 m; 7 7/8 in x 7 3/8 ft


Record Id: nmah_700125

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