Explored: Ultra Low Pressure Vacuum Cluster

Posted on 17th October 2012 in explored

Warning: There is a lot of machinery, metal, knobs, thingys, and tubes in this post that may scare some of you. Please don’t be afraid, and do not touch anything. 🙂

As I’ve talked about before in my Darmstadt post, I spent the summer in Darmstadt, at Technischen Universität Darmstadt. I worked on what is known as a vacuum cluster, a very very low pressure vacuum to ensure ideal conditions to manufacture solar cells!

How low is very very low pressure? The pressure would be around 10^-8 mbars. Comparatively, room pressure is around 1000 mbars. So, we’re talking about 11 orders of magnitude in pressure. That’s a lot. That’s like 1 mm to 1 billion meters.

Further, as a direct result of this research , I created a video capturing some of my favorite moments of the journey I had throughout Europe. It is for a contest for my school here in Vancouver, Simon Fraser University, where the winner can win a Macbook Pro, category winners get iPads. So, if you watch the video, or even if you don’t, please please go to the facebook contest and say I did everything with flying colors and I’ll love you long time!

I’ve been thinking about creating more videos actually. Stay tuned friends. 🙂

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask!

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