I was an Industrial Engineer, PE, at University of California’s Lawrence Radiation Laboratory. My specialty was Cryogenic and Vacuum Engineering on Nuclear Accelerators. I was involved in the development, design and testing of the Stanford Linear Accelerator, the National (Fermi) Accelerator in Chicago, the Princeton University’s Nuclear Accelerator (Tokomak)), and the largest Accelerators of all, the Cern Project on the borders of Switzerland and France. The Cern Accelerator is 50 Kilometers in Diameter and runs underneath the mountains.
I was most fortunate during my 20 years at the Lawrence Radiation laboratory to have the opportunity to work closely with 4 Nobel Prize Winners. Ed McMillan, a Laboratory Director. Owen Chamberlin, PhD Physics. Louie Alverez, PhD and Glenn Seaborg, PhD. Glenn Seaborg went on to be the Director of the Atomic Energy Commission.
Its concept is the result of, as are all the Nuclear Accelerators, Einstein’s Theory of Relativity E=MC2
One other major project was the NASA Space Shuttle Project. I was responsible for testing the out gassing of several materials used in space. Chemicals from plastics, used for insulation on wires and materials along with clothing such as the Astronaut’s Suits and food containers out gas when heated or are in a Vacuum Environment and can be lethal to humans.
University of California’s Lawrence Radiation Laboratory sits above UC Berkeley
Campus I worked here with 5,000 other Engineers and Scientist. The Laboratory
has over 100 buildings on its 147 acres.
Back in 1957 I served in the Air Force. My days in the Cold War with Russia.
This was an Ugly and Dangerous Business of carrying Nuclear Bombs on
B47 Jet Bombers.
Apollo 11 Mission to the Moon
Neil and Buzz walked on the Moon
As mentioned I did analysis for NASA under a Laboratory contract to evaluate the out gassing of toxic substances, which are found in foods, plastics, cotton and nylon clothing and pretty much every product that went into the Space Craft. A good example of out gassing is cooking Oatmeal in a Microwave. The bubbling you see is out gassing and if that gas were toxic it could kill a human. There is enough toxic gas in 5 feet of plastic covered telephone wire and if it were placed in a vacuum with a human it will kill a human.
Heating the products to a temperature above ambient will create the same toxic environment.
A vacuum can exist when changing just slightly from atmospheric pressure to a lower pressure and or when going to Zero Gravity. Temperatures play a large part on out gassing of materials.
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