These are assembly pictures. Soon to come: pics inside target chamber.
Copper frame, plugs, and practice foils (carbon, lead). Note Belleville washers on 4-40 screws.
Another practice assembly. Thick lead/diamond target fully assembled (left in picture).
Stacking the lead and carbon (in a practice assembly).
Phil Adderley applying silver paste to the copper frame to improve thermal contact to the diamond.
Close-up of the application of silver paste.
Phil Adderley putting vacuum grease on lead foil to improve thermal contact to the diamond.
Phil Adderley putting diamond foil into copper frame.
Putting diamond foil into copper frame. This foil goes on top of the lead (2nd target from left).
Putting diamond foil on top of lead, forming a diamond/lead/diamond sandwich.
Applying vacuum grease to the copper plug that presses the lead/diamond sandwich in place.
Close-up of a partial assembly. The "straight" thick lead target is fully assembled (left side of pic), and the "tilted" lead target is awaiting it's copper plug (right).
Another view of the previous picture.
Putting the copper plug in place which squeezes the lead/diamond sandwich in place.
Another view of putting the copper plug in place. Pressing to see if contact to diamond is good.
Applying silver paste to the copper frame.
Fully assembled target. This is the side the beam enters. The top is at the left.
Fully assembled target. This is the side the beam exits. The top is at the left.
Close-up of the beam exit side for the thin lead (top) and bismuth (bottom) targets.