Electroplating - why bother?
From: RODERICK MAXWELL [SMTP:tank-at-magnolia-dot-net]
Sent: Thursday, August 20, 1998 10:30 PM
To: Tesla List
Subject: Re: Electroplating - why bother?
Tesla List wrote:
> From: Bill Noble [SMTP:william_b_noble-at-email.msn-dot-com]
> Sent: Thursday, August 20, 1998 7:53 PM
> To: Tesla List
> Subject: Re: Electroplating - why bother?
> if you have a really nice torus anyway, why electroplate it - just coat
> the wood with gold foil - it's cheap, available from any art store and will
> make a really neat finish which will, of course, be quite conductive. you
> just lay the sheets onto a thin layer of gum arabic and burnish lightly. I
> suspect thin aluminum or silver foil or tin foil will work fine also. As
> another thought, there are spray on conductive coatings which you can buy in
> small cans for around $20 per can - they are used for EMI suppression.
> Don't have a reference handy.
> for my 2 cents, I'd go with gold foil - you could always claim it's solid
> gold that way
I have thought of the same thing. Kind of expensive though. At these
freqs. and voltages the adhesive would not interfere with the conduction
of the discharge. I will investigate this method.