MBE Installation

May 27, 2016

June 30, 2016

Lines for system chilled water, low-T chiller loop, rough vacuum, compressed air, nitrogen, and process gases. Ground strip with copper running all the way to the basement. Receptacles for 3 power circuits: 32A backed up (see nearby UPS), 32A not backed up, and 56A not backed up for e-beam. Also see receptacle for conduit running to backing pump in adjacent room.

December 15, 2016

Crates arrive! Advice to my future self: Never try to ship an MBE internationally just before Christmas.





December 20, 2016

E-beam power supply!

January 9, 2017


January 9, 2017

Some quite heavy parts. Big e-beam.



January 10, 2017

Ask me sometime about the doggie sticker

January 9, 2017

Cryo baffle ahead of main pump:

Chamber inside showing shields:

Wide range gauge:

QCM in its load lock:

QCM linear translation:


RHEED gun:

Top-down view showing shields and e-beam:

RGA filament:

E-beam flange:


January 26, 2017

January 23, 2017


January 24, 2017