I chose vacuum tubes because I find how they work very enticing, and society would be without many things if they had never existed.
They have made a difference in my life via music. Though I enjoy all aspects of music, my one true favorite type of music is Metal (you could say I'm a heavy metal scientist). Without vacuum tubes, I would not be able to produce sound from any electrical instrument. I also wouldn't be a to use a microwave to heat food!
Composition of ...
Main Chemicals, Compounds, Components
Both materials are extremely hard to work with, due to their high melting point, but produce hardy vacuum tubes that can last lifetimes if used with care. Both are found naturally, but Fusing Tungsten with Oxidized Thorium is a man made process.
A brief history lesson, and a basic description of how the parts of Tubes work together.
The structure of a vacuum tube and how the parts work.
Thermionic emission and how filaments work with cathodes.
More on how tubes work, different types of tubes and their uses, powering tubes.
An example of the melting points of Tungsten.
The process in which tubes are made.
Yet another explanation of how the process of Tubes works, also includes info on biasing.
Everything you want to know about Tungsten!
About the Author
Wyatt is a Junior at Billings Senior High School who happens to be a musician at heart. Devoting his life to this passion, and his fondness of metal music, it only makes sense for him to deeply love the chemistry of Vacuum Tubes. He plans on pursuing a career in music education until the day he passes from this mortal dimension and will hopefully achieve a doctorate in said field.