Re: Searching for Electode Material

Brass is an alloy of  copper and tin, or is it copper and zinc.. One of them
is brass, the other bronze.
Anyway, brass bolts (and bronze for that matter) are readily available at
stores selling marine hardware.

Zinc is terrible for electrodes because of the very low melting point.

-----Original Message-----
From: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
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Date: Friday, May 05, 2000 7:39 AM
Subject: Searching for Electode Material

>Original Poster: "Ryan Ries" <spud-at-wf-dot-net>
> Hello, I'm looking for some better conductor for my air-blast gap than
>what I'm currently using.  I have 1/4" steel bolts for electrodes right
>now, and I realize that steel is not good, but I can't find any copper or
>brass or aluminum bolts.  (Isn't brass just copper with a sodium hydroxide
>shell?)  Also, does anyone have any info on the conductivity/heat
>dissipation of zinc?
> Thanks,
>        Ryan Ries
>                   http://spud.pureinsanity-dot-net