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Date: Tue, 01 Oct 2002 21:45:06 -0400
From: Raymond Rogers
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Alan Melia wrote:
> I seem to remember a Scientific American article back in the 1950s
> ....probably an Amateur Scientist.... where they described fixing some
> aluminium foil to the outside of the top of a 6J5G (with a twist of hook-up
> wire, firing up the heater with 6.3v AC and putting a few kV between the
> heater and the foil. X-rays from the foil (due to electrons hitting the
> glass) The 6J5 is quite good as you can see the end of the cathode through
> the top mica support so it supplies a faily narrow beam of electrons.
> Best of luck...dont forget the lead underware !!
I believe that was 1948. I always presumed that the article turned out
to be an embarrassment for them; LOL. Probably like the recent articles
on doing Genetic work at home. I put these articles alongside
instructions for doing brain surgery on yourself.
To each his own.
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