So we've got quite a bit of the Pelletron wired up and the vacuum pumps have been attached. We'll be finishing up the wiring and then tomorrow we'll hopefully have the entire thing under vacuum and powered up. We were able to get the chain spinning so we at least have that going in the right direction. We'll be checking to see if the chain is properly charging tomorrow and hopefully be able to run the entire thing up to 3 million volts!
|The Pelletron as of 1/19/11. It's wired|
up (mostly) and the vacuum pumps are
|A close up of the Pelletron chain.|
|The power box and the Pelletron in the background.|
If you look at the chain, it looks like a solid metal piece because
it's actually spinning in the picture!
If everything goes well, we'll be firing dust soon. Keep your fingers crossed!