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Old 15th September 2006, 10:52 PM   #1
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Hi I haw bean thinking of building an esl for some time now and figured out that i want to build on in plexiglas.

But what wories me is what I can use to get an conducting surface on the plexiglas while the plexiglas remains somewhat transparent. or if it is at all posibel.

I read an article about using graphite on the diaphrame but is that posible to use on the other conducting surface to?

thank you for reading.
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Maybe if you posted on the ESL planar forum you might get more replies
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Old 16th September 2006, 03:17 AM   #3
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You need high conductivity on the stator. Using graphite, you'll need a thick layer and that will not be transparent.

The best transparent conductor is ITO (indium-tin-oxide). It's not hard to put that on plastic with the right equipment, but CVD is beyond the reach of an amateur. You might look at getting ITO-coated polyester film, then laminate that to Plexiglas.
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thanks i will definetly go for the ito. Ekspensiv stuf so i wil mak a smaler one for testing first. and yes sory saw that i shold haw posted in the other section
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