[time-nuts] Thunderbolt stability and ambient temperature

Lux, James P james.p.lux at jpl.nasa.gov
Tue Jun 16 18:14:40 EDT 2009


> -----Original Message-----
> From: time-nuts-bounces at febo.com 
> [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com] On Behalf Of Magnus Danielson
> Sent: Tuesday, June 16, 2009 3:05 PM
> To: Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement
> Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Thunderbolt stability and ambient temperature
> 
> Chuck Harris skrev:
> > Joseph M Gwinn wrote:
> > 
> >>> That is only 0.54 cal/cc C compared to water with a figure of 1.0.
> >>> So water still has greater merit as a thermal buffer.
> >>> Cheers, Neville Michie
> >>
> >> Yep.  But it's runny.
> >>
> >> I have a modest proposal to combine the benefits of water 
> and silica:  
> >> We will use wine bottles in the bottom of the cooler as thermal 
> >> masses. Sadly, any bottle showing any signs of leakage whatsoever 
> >> will have to be replaced, the leaking bottle being 
> uncorked and the 
> >> contents tested.  At length.
> > 
> > Hear! Hear!
> > 
> > I vote for a continuous cycle of testing.  We dare not 
> allow even the 
> > beginnings of a leak to appear.
> > 
> > I volunteer as chief tester.
> 
> I agree. Finally a sound solution I can live with. Naturally 
> we need to sample several bottles to ensure the proper 
> quality level and an even and good temper over each session.
> 

One might wish to be careful about this process.  If the time-nut leading you to the temperature controlled chamber is named Montressor, and the first bottle you sample is Medoc, and he keeps commenting on the  efflorescence on the walls,...



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