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Re: rack power question

  • From: Joel Jaeggli
  • Date: Tue Mar 25 13:01:27 2008

Brian Raaen wrote:
Russia (or the USSR at that time) used to use liquid graphite to cool their nuclear reactors, even thought it was flammable.... of course that was what they were using in Chernobyl.

This has diverged far enough that it's now off the topic of cooling. The melting point of carbon however is 3800k...

you can get it to ignite in graphite form at roughly half that.