Separate display vacuum chamber for McMillan synchrotron

Separate display vacuum chamber for McMillan synchrotron

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Description
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
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
vacuum chamber, McMillan Synchrotron
maker
McMillan, E. M.
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
ID Number
EM.N-09261.02
catalog number
N-09261.02
accession number
269226
Credit Line
Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, California
subject
Science & Scientific Instruments
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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