[time-nuts] Surplus Guidelines, was: Rubidium Standard

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Sun Dec 10 15:30:03 EST 2006

In message <00c101c71c96$68e097d0$6464a8c0 at hudler.org>, "Jack Hudler" writes:

>What is the blacken from, the rubidium itself?

Yes, the rubidium enters the glass and that blackens it.

>Hmmm I wonder if a high power laser can liberate enough to make one useable
>again? I have about 100000 shots left on a 6 megawatt laser.

I doubt it.  It is not just evaporated on the inside it is actually absorbed
into the glass.

At least as I understand it.

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