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Subject: W wire
Date: Mar 12, 10:22 am
On Mar 12, 10:22 am, wrote:
I can provide quantites of Tungsten wire for research purposes, such as fusor grid construction.
Also, has anyone thought about using W wire with 25% Rhenium? Rhenium is used as an addition to Tungsten or Molydenum in x-ray targets. The stuff is expensive, but there is usable scrap out there.
As for Tantalum wire for the grid, I would expect that it would embrittle rapidly because it is a good getter, especially in a Hydrogen atmosphere.
But then again, I hear they use Ta sheet in ion sources.
The Martin Alloys Corporation specializes in the recycling of Tungsten and Tantalum scrap, along with other exotic metals.