- Volume 5 Issue 1
Transmission probability of the chevron baffle
- S. R. In (Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute) ;
- Park, M. Y. (Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute)
- Published : 2001.07.01
Baffles have been used in cryopumps to prevent 300 K thermal radiation from reaching freely cryopanels whose temperature must be kept steadily below certain levels(4 K, 20 K or something) depending on the gas to be pumped. There are two conflicting requirements in designing a baffle such that the transmission of particles(gas molecules) should be maximized, while that of the thermal radiation(photons) minimized. The transmission probability of gas molecules or photons through chevron type baffles, influenced by the detailed geometry of blades, the reflection mode, and the absorption property of the surface, was analyzed parametrically. The effects of geometrical discrepancy between the fabricated baffle and the designed one, resulting in unexpected deterioration in the performance of the baffle, were also investigated by taking into account the gaps(or overlaps) between the baffle blades and the asymmetry in the blade arms.