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Subject: Re: Vacuum Tube Filaments
Date: Nov 10, 2:02 pm
Poster: Richard Hull

On Nov 10, 2:02 pm, Richard Hull wrote:

I have had discussions with old ITT tube lab folks and some NRL gurus of custom vacuum tube manufactury. They advised the 5U$ specifically as one which will deteriorate very little if the fils are taken just prior to use for transfer to air.

I would have to "flash" the filaments and if done well, they should be almost as good as new in a fusor. The key is to avoid the water/oxygen- tungsten cycle common to degrading tungsten and vacuums in tubes.

Richard Hull