Category: equipment

Radio Shack

The Spinlab’s unique inventory of world-class equipment and facilities paired with it’s innovative team members allows for the execution of intricate and critical experiments. Improvements, additions, and customizations are constantly being made around the lab. An example of this is the weekly win awarded on 10/17/16 to Roy Ready for his work in building a ...

Debugging An Obscure Non-Fatal Failure Mode for a TMP 50 Turbopump

While testing the new TMP 50 (S/N31001349549) on the HV setup, it failed three times. All three times, the TMP was started at a pressure of 4E-3 Torr or below and failed about 4 minutes into the acceleration at pressures of 6E-5 Torr or below. Before the last attempt, we ran the roughing pump with the gas ballast valve ...

The Great Laser Installation of 2016

The Spinlab tunable lasers from M-squared were installed this week. The GRUVY laser provides tunable single frequency laser light from 250-300 nm, 500-600 nm, and 700-1000 nm. The BLUREI laser provides tunable single frequency laser light from 350-500 nm and 700-1000 nm. Thanks Steven and Daniel!  

The Great Laser Table Installation of 2016

Spinlab has two nonmagnetic optical tables fabricated from 304 and 316 stainless steel from TMC. They were installed on the morning of April 23, 2016. These tables provide a very stable and vibration-isolated platform for mounting lasers and performing atomic physics experiments. See how the 12 ft by 4 ft 3000 lb optical table was ...

Assembly of HV Electrode UHV Chamber

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 ...

Label Maker & Logbooks

These are the first two items purchased for Spinlab – a really nice label maker and 100 pack of the best logbooks!