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#1
12-01-2004, 03:29 AM
 bobmanc Guest Posts: n/a
solid to liquid

Anyone know of a solid that changes to a liquid when subjected to an
electric charge (other than LCD)?
#2
12-01-2004, 10:04 AM
solid to liquid

"bobmanc" <[Only registered users see links. ]> wrote in message

Old-fashioned buss-type electric fuses change from solid to liquid when the
*rate* at which an electric charge passes through them (i.e. current)
exceeds a certain threshold.

Is that what you mean?

Tom Davidson
Richmond, VA

#3
12-01-2004, 11:21 AM
 888 Guest Posts: n/a
solid to liquid

"bobmanc" <bobmanc@gmail.com> wrote in message
| Anyone know of a solid that changes to a liquid when subjected to an
| electric charge (other than LCD)?

Anything that conducts electricity turns to liquid (without presence of oxygen)
when a high current passes through it

#4
12-01-2004, 12:42 PM
 N:dlzc D:aol T:com \(dlzc\) Guest Posts: n/a
solid to liquid

Dear bobmanc:

"bobmanc" <[Only registered users see links. ]> wrote in message

A solid is a lower energy state than a liquid, in general. A static
electric charge has very little extra energy in it to "heat" the dielectric

I know of solids that change *shape* when an electric charge is applied...
properly formed PVDF, certain crystals, etc. But the charge is not large.

David A. Smith

#5
12-08-2004, 06:29 AM
solid to liquid

"Rich Grise" <rich@example.net> wrote in message
newsan.2004.12.07.23.51.27.827813@example.net...

Strictly speaking, these fluids become more viscous when a field is applied,
rather than the other way around (as the OP asked). Nor do they become quite
solid.

Good answer, though. Perhaps the OP could ask a more specific question -
one that addresses the intended application.

Tom Davidson
Richmond, VA

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