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Coil under electron microscope

Discussion in 'General Vaping Discussion' started by Alien Traveler, Jun 18, 2015.

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  1. opticruby

    opticruby Super Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 19, 2015
    Very interesting post @Alien Traveler. Very cool pics too.
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  2. dbrandt01

    dbrandt01 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 6, 2014
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  3. HauntedMyst

    HauntedMyst Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 18, 2013
    This is my blood when I get angry.

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  4. Racehorse

    Racehorse ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 12, 2012
    USA midwest
    Awesome stuff, AT!

    how old were you when you got your first "childs" microscope?

    I sure remember mine! I think the first slide my brothers and I did was, of course, skin cells. LOL Of course, those science kits were pretty elementary back in the "olden days" .
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  5. Alien Traveler

    Alien Traveler Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jul 3, 2014
    United States
    I saved from my allowance, bought microscope and said I found it on the street. Do not remember my age, but hope it was less than eleven - otherwise I should admit I was too dumb at older age.
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  6. nancybout

    nancybout Super Member ECF Veteran

    This bugged me out the coil one anyways lol yikes
  7. caramel

    caramel Vaping Master

    Dec 23, 2014
    Such a nice guy. I remember being busy inking the school's microscope eyepiece. Classmates with blue circles around their eyes -> priceless.
  8. Robino1

    Robino1 Resting in Peace ECF Veteran

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  9. Iffy

    Iffy Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Feb 3, 2011
    Florida Suncoast
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  10. FlamingoTutu

    FlamingoTutu Vaping Master ECF Veteran

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    Aug 5, 2013
    In the Mountains
    AT, thank you very much for posting, interesting stuff.

    For the rest of you, if you're curious, I stuck Alien Traveler under an electron microscope. :)
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  11. Maiar

    Maiar Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Awesome pictures! I've always thought that you can measure the advancement of human civilization best by looking at the things we create to see what can't be seen normally. From these microscopes to see the very small to the observatories to see the very far away.
  12. nebulis

    nebulis Super Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 1, 2014
    Vienna, Europe
    Wow, fascinating pics. Thank you Alien Traveler.
    You wrote that it was:

    I wonder how it looks like before the first dry burn?
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  13. WharfRat1976

    WharfRat1976 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 31, 2014
    Austin, Texas
    It's both.
  14. DejayRezme

    DejayRezme Super Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 22, 2014
    Oh wow thank you! This is awesome. Could you please do more? :) How does the x-ray analysis work? Can you do that from inside the electron microscope? And how come you get to play with such nice toys??? :p

    I'd love to see how nickel or especially titanium wire holds up! Could I do this with a cheapish 800x USB microscope?

    Also did you rinse the coil after the dry burning? (Quenching it?) I wonder weather that helps get rid of contaminants or not. It would be very interesting to find the "best practice" for dry burning. Is water good? Or does tap water deposit more stuff like calcium / minerals?

    Or would it make sense to use a spray duster?

    Or maybe a miniature ultrasonic cleaner with distilled water?

    BTW is the silica in the spectrum graph coming from dust you suck through the atomizer?
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  15. BigEgo

    BigEgo Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 12, 2013
    Someone give this guy some gold.

    EDIT: This isn't reddit. Too bad.
  16. skoony

    skoony Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jul 31, 2013
    saint paul,mn,usa
    cool pictures for sure.
    now what is the point? we get build up on our
    coils no mater what we use or how we use it.
    the $64.00 dollar question is,how much transfers
    to the juice if any? have any of these compounds
    been found in vapor in comparable amounts?
    still there good pictures.
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  17. Bunnykiller

    Bunnykiller ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 17, 2013
    New Orleans La.
    I wonder if the iron would help out those with anemia?
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  18. KingOhms

    KingOhms Full Member

    Feb 10, 2015
    if that much debris is left behind, im wondering what a sub-ohm coil at say .5 would be like. I think if we could get that test done, we could see what the electron microscope sees in the difference between the structure of both coils. it wouldn't give us many answers, but it could show us the supposed "more damage" to the coil at sub-ohm levels.
  19. Alien Traveler

    Alien Traveler Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jul 3, 2014
    United States
    Take a look on the very first picture, it was not dry burned.
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  20. Papillon61

    Papillon61 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 22, 2015
    Sunshine Isle
    I don't know since I didn't post the question, but he might have meant after the coil being used but not dry burnt, meaning with all the gunk on it. If that is not what he meant that is what I would like to ask. Might be gross but I would love to see what all the accumulated gunk looks like before it is burnt off.
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