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11th Day of Christmas: Residual Gas Analyzer

This Advent during the 24 days leading up to Christmas I thought it would be fun to have a quick introduction of scientific apparatus, in particular tools used in atomic physics research. This is a way to say thanks to their hard work for our research, and a look at how many things are really needed to make a laboratory work!

Residual Gas Analyzer

While usually it’s enough to know the pressure inside the vacuum system (e.g. via an ion gauge reading), sometimes we need to know what materials, what gases are exactly in there? The residual gas analyzer (RGA) helps to figures that out.

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