Gold Charge

Ed Myers edmyers at stanford.edu
Sat Dec 15 11:30:10 PST 2007


All,

The gold charge is extremely depleted.  I put in new pellets, but you 
must be careful in adding them.  If you add pellets up to the top of 
the crucible you will have problems.  You should only add one layer 
at a time and then melt them down.  To rebuild the source will take 
multiple depositions.  Each lab member should only add one layer of 
pellets at a time.

If you fill the crucible all the way, you will leave trapped air in 
the source which will splatter during deposition.

Be careful rebuilding the source and the next time stop using it 
before you run it down so far.

Regards,

Ed




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