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Tungsten Rods Each module contains 10,200 tungsten rods. These rods go through several processes before being assembled into the module. The rods are incoming inspected, drilled, pressure washed, hole QC'ed, ultrasonically cleaned, QC swabbed, the anode pin is inserted, final wiping, and packaged. The rods are then stored in the cleanroom where they will be wound with PEEK fibre, thermoformed, and inserted into the module.
Copper Tubes Each module contains 10,200 copper tubes. These tubes go through several processes before being assembled into the module. The tubes are incoming inspected, deburred, deburring QC'ed, pre-soaked in mineral spirits, swabbed out, ultrasonically cleaned, QC swabbed, packaged and stored in the cleanroom.
Tungsten Slugs The sintered tungsten slugs are QC inspected for length, profile, mass & density. The slugs are ultrasonically washed, packaged and weighed, and then stored in the cleanroom. The slugs are assembled into the module using the vibratory bowl "slug feeder". Each module contains approximately 800,000 tungsten slugs

Copper Endplates


The module consists of two copper endplates separated by the inner absorber. the copper tubes are installed into the 10,200 electrode holes drilled into the endplates. The tungsten slugs are stacked between the layers of the tubes. The endplates were manufactured at the Science and Technology Centre at Carleton University, Ottawa.
Inner Absorber The Inner Absorber forms the inner form of the module. The curved surfaces correspond to the surface of the inner layer of tubes and slugs.
Outer Absorbers  
Interconnect Boards