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Re: CD capacitor
Original poster: "Metlicka Marc by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <mystuffs-at-orwell-dot-net>
Tesla list wrote:
> Original poster: "Michael H Nolley by way of Terry Fritz
> > You may all think im insane but how about electroplating copper
> > onto the thin aluminum to give it the ability to conduct current better the
> > acid in the solution shouldnt affect the plastic just a suggestion i
> > would be a wast of time but it would be interesting to see if its possible.
> > Maybe one of you guys that has a settup for etching could just try this to
> > see if it would work?
The problem is that the conductive surface is to close to the edge of
the platter, it will flash over at higher voltages. I think you would
have to start with clean platters and then use foil plates that extend
out each side alternately?
> Theoretically, if you could separate the polycarbonate slices without
> cracking them,
> and without disintegrating the aluminum layer (probably impossible, as it
> adheres to both
> slices) you could electroplate it. But why? I don't think you are crazy,
> but you ought to
> know that probably none of us will try doing something that
> is a waste of time :)
Any thing that is new is not a waste of time, if everyone felt this way
then nothing new would be discovered at all? science is a matter of
experimenting and discovery, If i had a stack of cd's 20" high, I would
build an extended foil cap and slide it into a tube and fill with oil,
fold the foil strips into themselves and use connectors to exit. this
would theoretically build a 40kv-at- 56nf capacitor, not to shabby in my
in fact the tobe deutshmann tank cap i'm using seems like it could have
been built just this way?