316L Stainless Wire vs 316 Stainless Wire

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Jake Wells
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316L Stainless Wire vs 316 Stainless Wire

Post by Jake Wells » Fri Apr 03, 2015 4:20 am

I hear that stainless steel is a good wire for fusor reactors.

http://www.mcmaster.com/#92705k17/=wl3e9d

My question is can 316L stainless steel wire work for a fusor?
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Re: 316L Stainless Wire vs 316 Stainless Wire

Post by Scott Moroch » Fri Apr 03, 2015 4:37 am

Jake,

If you are constructing a neutron producing fusor and are interested in the type of metal wire you should use, turn your focus to this FAQ on grid construction: viewtopic.php?f=24&t=8660

This FAQ is helpful for choosing an appropriate grid material. Hopefully this answers your question.

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