Re: Heating PE in oven.

From: 	Barton B. Anderson[SMTP:mopar-at-mn.uswest-dot-net]
Sent: 	Sunday, December 07, 1997 12:49 PM
To: 	Tesla List
Subject: 	Re: Heating PE in oven.

Tesla List wrote:

> From:   daniel_hess-at-VNET.IBM.COM[SMTP:daniel_hess-at-VNET.IBM.COM]
> Sent:   Saturday, December 06, 1997 8:58 AM
> To:     tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
> Subject:        Heating PE in oven.
> My question is; Does heating the poly in this manner degrade or harm
> the poly in any way that might decrease its effectiveness as a dielectric?
> Regards, Daniel Hess

  Daniel, I don't think the poly would degrade at what you are heating it at,
but I would worry that the stability of the thickness of the dielectric would
become non-linear and you would run the possibility of creating a thin spot
(hard to detect at .006). The dielectric is only as good as it's weakest point
or thinnest point in this case. Seems quite a risk for the benefit your seeking.