Exploring Electronic Tubes with a Computed Tomography Scanner

We’ve visited the Lumafield industrial computed tomography scanner previously in “Exploring Sealed Apollo Hardware with an Industrial Computed Tomography Scanner” on 2022-08-11. Now, Adam Savage drops by Lumafield with two trophies from his electronic tube collection: a photomultiplier tube and high-power (25,000 volt, 1000 ampere!) hydrogen thyratron, revealing their internal structure and exploring how they work.

Who knew that a hydrogen thytratron makes its own hydrogen?

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