Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2005 12:43:25 -0700

Author: Jerry DiMarco

Subject: Re: Zinc


I just recently did this demo both with a zinc plate and a piece of
galvanized sheet metal. I got the zinc plate from our machine shop guy,
and it was probably older than him. The galvanized metal was cut from a
tie plate (or mending plate), similar to what holds trusses together. Got
it at the local lumberyard. Don't forget to polish it first...


At 01:09 PM 3/17/2005, you wrote:
>Where is the best place to order some zinc for the discharge a zinc plate
>demo? McMaster-Carr only has zinc ingots.
>Machele Cable
>Lab Manager
>Physics Dept.
>Wake Forest University
>Winston-Salem, NC 27109
>Phone: 336-758-5532
>Fax: 336-758-6142
>"Foxtrot", 7/1/2004:
>"3...2...1...Lift off!"
>"I think the payload was too top heavy."
>"Maybe we shouldn't try launching Barbies."


Jerry DiMarco
Manager of Lecture Demonstrations and Instructional Labs
Montana State Univ., Physics Dept.
Bozeman, MT

Our Motto: "There's a demo in there somewhere."
From Thu Mar 17 15:25:40 2005