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Good thermal conductor

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November 23, 2010 9:03:40 PM

Hello,

I was wondering what metal can be used when electricity is passed through that it generates a significant amount of heat. Somewhere near fire temps, but with out melting.

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November 24, 2010 1:12:48 AM

Tungsten like that used in incandescent and halogen light bulbs and as long as the tungsten isn't exposed to oxygen.

Nickel-chromium (a.k.a. nichrome) resistance wire used in electric heating elements for kitchen ranges, cooking ovens, pottery kilns, electric clothes dryer, ..., etc.
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