Friday, July 21, 2006

Expensive Calcite

The main part for my IR spectropolarimeter arrived this week - $10K worth of calcite. It's amazing and somewhat scarry to have such a small, expensive thing in your hand. If I drop it..... (shudder) It's pretty fun to hold though - it's really clear. Now I've got to figure out how to mount the two chunks together and to keep them from breaking when they get super-cold.


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