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Subject: Re: Steel Spheres
Date: Dec 14, 4:15 pm
Poster: Richard Hull

On Dec 14, 4:15 pm, Richard Hull wrote:

The sphere is going to go inside my current chamber and will not need to withstand any pressure. However, do you think it would still be wise to get the thicker one to help protect my chamber from electron beams?


No. I would think a very thin sphere would be adequate unless you are really planning on using over a 1000 watts of input power.

The ITT team were always burning through their outer, spherical, stainless, vacuum vessels with ion beams and electron beams. They used 60 mil thick vessels, but would often feed in 6000 or more watts!

Richard Hull