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Re: hydrogen? spark gap
Original poster: "by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <Mddeming-at-aol-dot-com>
In a message dated 3/14/02 10:19:32 AM Eastern Standard Time, tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
> Original poster: "by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>"
> Interesting aside re hydrogen:
> It was the highly flammable skin (powdered aluminum and iron with some kind
> or rubberized resin ie solid rocket fuel) which caused the visible flames
> of the Hindenburg.
Correct. The mixture that was used as a reflective coating is now known as
Thermite, used for welding and making incendiary bombs. Easily triggered by
electrical discharges, as the Hindenburg was, looks pretty, but it's definitely
not the stuff to coat a toroid with for TC work. ;-)