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Fluff

 

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Accumulation of migrated silver particles that were ripped off the surface of the clean crystalline appearing electrode.

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Back side of electrode showing the silver particles that have accumulated on the outer edge.
Also shown is the aquarium temperature strip gaug.

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The 1 quart bottle containing the CS was barely moved and a portion of the fluff detached from electrode.

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Thin edge of electrode with the partially detached fluff, exposing the electrode surface.

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Detached fluff that is forming stringers of extremely fine silver fluff flowing away from electrode to bottom of jar.

 

At magnifications of 10x, 20x, 30x, 40x & 50x the photomicrographs shown below are a few of the clumps that fell off the electrode onto a glass slide. As the magnification increases the porous nature of the clumps becomes apparent, which is why I call it fluff.

This fluff is actually the accumulation of colloidal silver particles building up on one another as a direct consequence of the distilled water reaching saturation. Usually for fluff to occur in appreciable quantities the voltage is at 6VDC for 8 or more and water temperature at 70F to 78F. If the voltage is set at 4VDC it takes at least 4 hours longer to achieve same amount of fluff as is generated at 6VDC. This fluff will occur/accumulate really fast if the water is not agitated with a magnetic stirrer or air pumped bubbles. The Brownian movement is insufficient to stir the water enough for what I believe is good CS.

Also visible is the unique solid silver crystal growth. As yet, I have no reliable answer as to why these silver crystal anomalies grow and occur.

FL2

10 X Magnification

FL4

20 X Magnification

FL6

30 X Magnification

FL8

40 X Magnification

FL10

50 X Magnification