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Subject: Glow cleaning/Ion Pumps
Date: Dec 16, 2:46 pm
Poster: Richard Hester

On Dec 16, 2:46 pm, Richard Hester wrote:

Richard Hull's post on glow cleaning was interesting. I suspect that the glow cleaning process re-buries crap in the walls that had outgasssed during the time the fusor was idle. Perhaps another way of removing this crud would be to use a small ion pump which will tuck away the garbage into a space where it can be valved off. Afer a few operations of this sort, one might be able to sort out leaks from outgassing of the chamber walls. Can anyone with ion pump experience (Tom Ligon perhaps) comment on the feasibility of using one at fusor pressures?

Richard Hester