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Offline gar3thling

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Glass and shellac
« on: June 17, 2018, 01:41:54 AM »
I have a material properties question which is Tesla coil inspired, but RF focused.
It's easier to use stuff you have on hand. I have on hand a ~6cm diameter, 20cm tall glass candle holder, and shellac. I haven't found any mention of people using these materials for Tesla coil secondaries or other HV RF purposes. I know their dielectric strength is good, but can't find much info on dissipation of other considerations. I like that you can stick a piece of copper tape on glass and solder to it. Do I just have unusual things sitting around, or are there other reasons people aren't using these materials?

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Re: Glass and shellac
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2018, 12:13:42 PM »
Glass in various forms is used in RF electronics https://www.microwaves101.com/encyclopedias/glass-materials

I do not have any personal experience with using glass with high frequency/voltage
« Last Edit: June 18, 2018, 12:42:55 PM by Mads Barnkob »
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