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Sunday, July 11, 2021

Ultra High Vacuum

Air-tight vs. Vacuum-tight

I suspect these guys are experimenting with techniques for making semiconductors. Wikipedia has an article about MBE - Molecular-beam epitaxy, a technique for making microscopic crystals. This business of finding a leak is the least technical part of what they are doing, but at least it gives us a bit of look inside the business of making semi-conductors, a business that is almost totally opaque. Or maybe I just don't know where to look.


Sarthurk said...

Uhmm, Torque wrench? WTF?

Chuck Pergiel said...

There is a long discussion of this issue in the comments on YouTube. Some of it is frivolous, but some of it is serious.