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June 24, 1950

Vacuum Equipment and Techniques

JAMA. 1950;143(8):777. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02910430069043

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The book is based on the work done in the development of high vacuum equipment for use in the electromagnetic separation of uranium isotopes by the personnel of the University of California Radiation Laboratory. The fundamental theories of vacuum practice are presented first and are followed by a discussion of the practical aspects of vacuum technic. Useful information is given regarding mechanical and diffusion pumps, vacuum gages, leak detection devices and materials employed in vacuum work. The thoroughness with which each subject is treated is well illustrated in the chapter on leak-detection instruments, in which eight methods of leak detection are discussed at length.

The book will be of little interest to the practicing physician, but the research worker who is concerned with the establishment and maintenance of a high vacuum system will find here an abundance of helpful information.

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