Vacuum Techniques

In this experiment you will learn about vacuum technology and how to use it for measurements

Objectives

The term vacuum refers to the condition of an enclosed space that is devoid of all gases or other material content. It is not experimentally feasible to achieve absolute vacuum, although one can approach this condition extremely closely. In this experiment you will:

  1. Learn different vacuum equipment including pumps, manometers and barometers and flowmeters.
  2. Creation of vacuum to allow measurements of atmospheric pressure. You will measure it directly.
  3. Experimental study of the viscosity of gases measuring of conductivity of different tubes for gas flow.