Ion trap reapir

Our ion trap had a short circuit. We had to open the vacuum and reapir it. Se a few pictures of the process.

The ion trap and vacuum chamber connected to the turbo pumping station for opening an re-pumping.
The removed trap with its shorted electrodes. The white ceramics have a silvery look from deposition of Ytterbium which created the short.
A chamber window, also coated with Ytterbium
The trap in diluted HCl to remove the thin layer of Ytterbium.
Nico, Martín and Christian in the ad-hoc clean room.