Liquid-Dielectric Capacitor

Tim Chandler <tchand-at-slip-dot-net> wrote: 
> so I could drain the liquid dielectric with ease.  I installed the aluminum 
> plates, and added the NH4 (Ammonia) liquid-dielectric (approx. 98.8%
> After I double checked all of the plates and connections.  I then used a  

Your work in this area sounds great and I'm really interested in hearing 
about what you learn from it. I do have a question, though. Exactly what 
is the NH4 liquid dielectric you're using. Is it a trade name? Since  
ammonia is NH3 and is a gas, I guess that's not what you're using.  

By the way, if you're planning to use ammonium salts, it would be wise 
to avoid ammonium chloride (NH4Cl). If the capacitor were to get  
connected to a DC supply, you could electrolytically produce some 
ammonium chlorate, which becomes explosively unstable at temperatures 
not too far above room temp. 

Wes B.