Poly Caps

From:  Esondrmn-at-aol-dot-com [SMTP:Esondrmn-at-aol-dot-com]
Sent:  Tuesday, June 30, 1998 11:32 AM
To:  tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
Subject:  Re: Poly Caps

In a message dated 98-06-30 00:38:42 EDT, you write:

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 From:  Mark Finnis [SMTP:mefinnis-at-medicine.adelaide.edu.au]
 Sent:  Monday, June 29, 1998 6:06 AM
 To:  tesla-at-pupman-dot-com; USA-TESLA-at-list.iex-dot-net
 Subject:  Poly Caps
 Richard Quick states in one of his documents:
 	"The best dielectric for homemade Tesla capacitors
 	is low density polyethylene plastic."
 Now my plastic supplier has easier access to "high density" P/E.
 1. Is this better / same / inferior for pulse cap construction ?
 2. Is the dielectric constant the same (ie. stated 2.2 but use 2.0 for home
 caps)  ?
 Many Thanks,

High density PE is quite rigid and would probably work ok for flat plate caps
but is not useable for rolled caps.  I believe the dielectric constant is the

Ed Sonderman