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First Plasma with Thomson Sources

Announced: Friday 9 December 2011
First Plasma with Thomson Sources

After an extended down time to install a new cooled antenna and a state of the art 2x200kW pulsed RF sources, H-1 is back on the air. The first plasma was in Argon to simplify tuning, and was achieved with help from John, Michael, Christian (Thomson Broadcasting), Horst, ACTEW and Eaton personnel and Ray who tracked down the mystery cable.

The  first major phase of the H-1 upgrade was marked by the creation of an Argon plasma with the new cooled antenna and Thomson radiofrequency sources at 7:30PM on Friday the 9th December, 2011.  After an extended down time to install an air-cooled antenna and a state of the art 2x200kW pulsed RF sources, an upgrade funded by the Australian Government's Super Science Scheme, H-1 is back on the air.  The first plasma was in Argon to simplify tuning, and was achieved with help from John, Michael, Christian (Thomson Broadcasting), Horst, ACTEW and Eaton personnel and Ray who tracked down the mystery cable.

Updated:  10 December 2011/Responsible Officer:  H-1 Facility Manager /Page Contact:  H-1 Website Administrator