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In Reply to: RE: Mercury Rising ~ pic ~ posted by marlin on July 23, 2020 at 11:18:41:
The mercury provides a non-point source for an electron discharge that sends pre-ions of somewhat inert gases into a space charge of infinite volume, thereby kind of eliminating any inferior voltages before a steady current is achieved...so then, yeah, the maximum flux can be measured using a no longer available type Radio Shack TX-45db.3 ticrometer set to its lowest range allowed for the for detection of something.
If I recall correctly, that's the purpose of the mercury.
I could be wrong. It would be the first time.
Anyone is welcome to correct me.
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Topic - Mercury Rising ~ pic ~ - Byrd69 07:56:10 07/22/20 (5)
- RE: Mercury Rising ~ pic ~ - marlin 11:18:41 07/23/20 (3)
- re question: Purpose of the mercury - Byrd69 18:08:29 07/23/20 (2)
- RE: Mercury Rising ~ pic ~ - Sondek 10:58:47 07/22/20 (0)