Important note (18 Nov. 2014): Due to overwhelmingly positive response, and the limited quantity of pumps, we cannot accept any more requests. If you have submitted a request, we will be contacting you shortly.
ALPhA has partnered with the MIT Physics Department and Kimball Physics to distribute 40 vacuum pumps to physics departments around the country. These are Ulvac G-20DA two-stage rough pumps. They are direct-drive oil-sealed rotary vacuum pumps. The pumps can reach an ultimate pressure of about 0.001 Torr and have a pumping speed of roughly 24 L/min. The pumps are useful in many teaching physics laboratory experiments, or as backing pumps for high vacuum experiments. The pumps are unused and in the original factory packaging.
For more details please see the announcement flyer.