Installation day 1:
Lots of boxes, no monochromator! Pressure ~760 torr.
Installation day 3:
Pumps all connected, monochromator attached. Pressure ~0.1 μtorr.
Installation day 4:
Bakeout! The pressure is higher today to drive off adsorbed water on the insides of the chamber walls. Pressure 3.5 μtorr.
Installation day 6:
Bakeout over. Pressure ~8 ntorr. Sufficiently low to turn on the x-ray sources and start aligning the x-ray source, the sample positions, and the monochromator!
Installation day 9:
Phosphorescent sample illuminated with Al Kα x-rays from the the twin anode source.
Phosphorescent sample illuminated with Al Kα x-rays from the the monochromated source.
Installation day 10:
Installation complete! Pressure 0.8 ntorr and ready for use!