Cleaned last in July
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Review/notes: Spent largest part of the day dismantling ion optics and removing insulating build-up from electrodes (and conducting sputtered gold from insulators). Had one of the D.Phil. students do the same to the source optics which were about 2 months overdue for this, but the part I worked on was quite a surprise (albeit almost two years since it was last out of the instrument). Tedium, but detailed tedium…closest thing to watch making I’m likely to approach.
The beer was flowery and tart and worthy of a repeat visit although unless I visit Plymouth (pubs near the brewery are the only ones to regularly stock this) I’ll probably never see it again.
[DT =Daily Tipple, explained in DT #000 here]