One of responsibilities for the Ra EDM experiment is to test and condition high voltage electrodes. The goal is to achieve an electric field that is at least three times higher than what we’ve achieved in the past. This should improve the statistical sensitivity of our experiment by at least a factor of three and is roughly equivalent to increasing the atom number by an order of magnitude. The first step in this long process is to assemble a leak tight UHV chamber. Pictured below is the UHV chamber designed and assembled by Tenzin Rabga.