[AMPS] 8877 test results.
Wed, 13 Sep 2000 16:22:52 -0700
>>>>...At -6000v, the anode-grid leakage
>>>>was 0uA. At +4000v anode-grid leakage was 10uA - rapidly increasing at
>>>>It is my opinion that 8877 s/n HSZ 501 probably died from gold boiling
>>>>off of the grid.
>>>Can someone educate me (and others)? I know very little about power grid
>>>tubes, although I do know some physics.
>>>What's the physical explanation of this rectification effect -
>>Loose gold meltballs are repelled from the anode insulator by negative
>>potential. Positive anode potential attracts gold to the insulator.
>I'm not arguing; but I need help understanding. I can understand why a
>field-emission rectifier works; it's because electrons come in just one
>polarity. (At least, in normal matter, not antimatter :-) But I don't
>understand why little gold balls would exhibit polarity.
They don't. Just like bits of paper, they are attracted to positve.
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