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Re: burning tungsten
Original poster: "David Huffman by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>" <huffman-at-fnal.gov>
A quick look in the CRC manual shows tungsten trioxide WO3 as having a
yellow to orange color. It is the natural occurring ore wolframite that
tungsten is reduced from. Can't find any toxicity info. Like most metal
oxides it is probably good to keep it out of your body.
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From: "Tesla list" <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Sent: Friday, March 30, 2001 12:56 PM
Subject: burning tungsten
> Original poster: "Metlicka Marc by way of Terry Fritz
> i have been working on a triggered spark gap and i am using some very
> fine tungsten wire for the trigger electrode. the fine wire is burning
> and leaving a yellowish white powder on the carbide points of the main
> my question is what exactly could this powder be? first thought would be
> tungsten oxide but i'm not sure, and will it kill me?
> thought i would ask before i grow a third ear or something.
> thank you,
> marc m.