[time-nuts] Thunderbolt stability and ambient temperature

Magnus Danielson magnus at rubidium.dyndns.org
Tue Jun 16 18:34:47 EDT 2009

Lux, James P skrev:
>> -----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,...

Depends on the vintage... I might bring my sample glasses in their 
specially adapted carrying-case. A good Medoc may still be a spoil for 
my still highly uncalibrated lab, but would be very interesting indeed 
to sample.


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