Re: Tungsten electrodes in static gap?

Hi Jim,

> Original Poster: "Jim Lux" <jimlux-at-jpl.nasa.gov> 
> WC (tungsten carbide) isn't all that great a conductor.. depending on
> the dimensions, the resistance might be an issue, loss-wise..


Based on my experience with W-C gap tips it isn't an issue at all. I 
have seen a resonant circuit comprising a litz 350uH inductor and 
good quality 20nF capacitor take well over 1mS to fully ring down 
with no loading and a single W-C gap in the circuit.