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RE: [TCML] Mirrors as glass plate and "foil" style caps?

With "good" MMC caps, I believe that the metalized (vapor-deposited) plates are only used for the floating plates (between the main plates). For the main plates that have the end-terminations to the leads, correct me if I'm wrong, but I think these still need to be solid foil to support the high current densities at the terminations.  The floating plates just transmit current front-to-back so have low current density.

Regards, Gary Lau

> -----Original Message-----
> From: tesla-bounces@xxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tesla-bounces@xxxxxxxxxx] On
> Behalf Of Steve Ward
> Sent: Tuesday, August 25, 2009 11:33 PM
> To: Tesla Coil Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [TCML] Mirrors as glass plate and "foil" style caps?
> Dont forget our MMC caps are also just metallized material carrying the
> current, though the current is distributed vastly different than what would
> happen with some huge panes of glass, so i think its likely you would just
> cause it to fuse and blast away.
> Steve

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