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A Gem of a Gap
Original poster: "davep by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>" <davep-at-quik-dot-com>
Tesla list wrote:
> Original poster: "BunnyKiller by way of Terry Fritz
> <twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>" <bigfoo39-at-telocity-dot-com>
> Hi All...
> while in my thinking mode, I thought of an idea... what item/object is
> extremely resistant to the most harsh enviromentally distructive nature
> one can think of? Diamonds come to mind... but since diamonds are too >
...and they are insulators...
(At One Point they were toying with highperformance chips
built on diamond substrates, for cooling AND electrical
insulation. Dunno what ever happened to THAT idea...)
> what about Cubic Zirconias??? they are cheap, plentiful, and
Are they conductors?
Mostly, crystals, i think, are insulators.
The 'locked in' structure tends to leave no electrons
for conduction. (i think?)
> they are conductive... they can handle extreme amounts of heat....
There is 'handle' and 'handle'. Do they conduct it away
> what do yall think??? any gemologist out there with a plausable
> explination why they wont work???
I yield to someone who knows more than i.
Earlyish (pre Colorado Springs) Tesla experimented with
discharges from the HV end of coil systems onto/thru 'gems'.
My impression is he was trying to develop an HV powered
'lightbulb' by finding a substance which would heat up
to emit light AND survive for a long time. cf Experiments
with Alternate Currents... Probably also some info elsewhere,
maybe one of the patents.)