Description: Abstract. A method is described for measuring the molecular flow conductance of scale models of complete diffusion pump systems. Results are given in terms of Clausing's factor P, defined by P= F/F(0), where F is the net volume flow rate through a geometry and F(0) is the volume flow rate of gas striking the orifice of the geometry. Use of the factor P allows prediction of the conductance of the full-scale system represented by the model. Experimental and theoretical data are presented for straight cylinders, cylindrical elbows, and several geometries having no-line-of-sight through them. It is shown that for an optimized diffusion pump system, comprising baffle, trap and valve, 0.3 [less than] P [less than] 0.5 can be obtained.
Date: August 1960
Creator: Levenson, L. L. (Leonard Lionel); Milleron, Norman. & Davis, Donald H.
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