LMB 365 – Day 108

On day 108 of #LMB365 a new turbomolecular pump is installed on a new thin film instrument in the lab. Much like a jet engine, the “turbo” pump contains a turbine that spins at very high speed (60,000 rpm) to suck the air out of the instrument. They run 24/7 for years on end to keep our electron microscopes and instruments running.