Sun Cell (Lite) Testing
|August 26, 2014||Posted by Jack Cole under Uncategorized|
This is the first test with electrodes only.
This is the first test with a small copper wire only.
This is the copper wire after being dipped in water.
A test from the previous day of copper wire after dipped in water.
Because condensation may be on the electrodes, possibly producing extra spark, more control runs were attempted after wiping down the electrodes to remove moisture.
After a couple of minutes passed, the test was run again without removing moisture. The spark was a little bigger. Was it because of the moisture?
Because of suspicion that there had been some condensation, the electrodes were wiped down again. This time, there was no spark at all.
Here is run using a piece of constantan wire (experimental on right and control on left). No attempt was made to remove any existing moisture from the electrodes or wire for the control run. The experimental run was dipped in water before placement.
Another material, nitinol was tried. This was .03 mm nitinol wire. On the left is the experimental trial and the control is on the right. It appears they are roughly equivalent in intensity.
After some discussion, it seems that the nitinol trial may not be a fair comparison. It is possible that the metal is actually burning in both conditions.
Aluminum foil in a ball dipped in water.
Small flat piece of aluminum foil dipped in water.