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Subject: RE: Fe/Al wire
Date: Sat, 9 Nov 2002 17:08:16 -0600


Honestly don't know about that kind of construction.  The only time I know of that it was done, the wire was made as a real alloy, in the inert atmosphere and all.

Our plans are that if we ever do succeed with the MEG, we will then get some of the material made and do experiments with it, to determine the delay time, etc.

Meanwhile, something I haven't written much about at all, is that a close colleague and I are working on inverted circuits.  It is possible to reduce the current dramatically, yet still have the same flow of energy through the circuits and dissipated in the loads.  It's a bit tricky, but my colleague has successfully made the first inverted circuit work.  It does require some special tricks though.

If we can develop this approach far enough, it will be much more amenable and cheaper than using the special wire.  But we will eventually do some of the special wire experiments, once we can afford the high initial cost of having a stock of the wire alloy metallurgically made.

Best wishes,

Tom Bearden

Sent: Saturday, November 09, 2002 9:52 AM
To: Tom Bearden
Subject: Fwd: Fe/Al wire

Hello Tom,

I was pondering the other day and even though I don't believe I'll ever come to grips with the physics of  your work I do have a pretty decent knowledge of metallurgy. Would an iron core aluminum wire posses the current properties you need on the MEG project?

By putting an iron core into an aluminum tube and then rolling and drawing it into wire you would achieve a mechanical and somewhat of a chemical bond between the metals especially during the annealing process which should be done in a controlled atmosphere to prevent the formation of aluminum oxides during the heating. This would be a far more economically feasible approach to the wire manufacturing process IF it would have the properties you are looking for. I love the web site and do believe in you and your theories.


Bill C