Re: TC Secondary Electrostatic Charge

On Thu, 18 Apr 1996 08:30:03 +0700, tesla-at-grendel.objinc-dot-com, you

>>From MALCOLM-at-directorate.wnp.ac.nz Thu Apr 18 01:16 MDT 1996
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>From: "Malcolm Watts" <MALCOLM-at-directorate.wnp.ac.nz>
>To: tesla-at-grendel.objinc-dot-com
>Date:          Thu, 18 Apr 1996 14:08:00 +1200
>Subject:       Re: TC Secondary Electrostatic Charge
>Hi everyone,
>             About a month ago we had a discussion on this topic and 
>Jim Fosse wrote....
>> It's probably related to the Electric effect (sp). Take a suitable
>> polar molecule, melt it, apply an electric field, allow the compound
>> to solidify with the electric field across it. The Electric(sp) is the
>> electrostatic equivalent of a permanant magnet.
>A couple of questions regarding hot-melt (glue sticks). Firstly, are 
>any of the plastic components of hot melt polar? And secondly, has 
>anybody tried using hot melt for potting components (i.e. immersing 
>say, a primary choke into a pool of hot melt)? If so, how well did it 
>work? I'm wondering whether this stuff's more versatile than I've 
>previously realized.
	yes it is more versatile. Don Lancaster, of TTL cookbook fame,
suggest using 12mm (1/2") polyethylene rod in a hot glue gun for small
scale  injection molding. 

I believe that hot glue is basically a type of polyethylene, but I
have not called 3M about it yet. Old memory says that yes polyethylene
is polar, but don't quote me.

Why not get a temperature controlled pot, and melt up some
polyethylene. Then pot you components in it.