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Achieved bronze Temperatures

Achieved bronze Temperatures

In 15 April 2006 Prometheus achieved its long term objective to melt bronze using solar power alone. Two specimens of Silicon bronze were successfully melted confirming the temperature achieved in the pot exceeded 802ºC. Experiments on the following day melted specimens of Manganese bronze and Red brass and the high temperature of 1120ºC was digitally recorded.

The achievement is significant in that it proves that the Prometheus team has high enough temperatures to melt Gold (1063ºC) and Silver (961ºC), completing the set of medals commonly produced for athletic competition.

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UNB Student Design Teams

Two separate student teams from the University of New Brunswick took on Prometheus themed design projects for the 2009 fall term. One team focused on the tracking mechanics while the other team analysed the collapsable structure of the Gamma II prototype. Over the term the students collaborated with the Prometheus team and produced great results. UNB and LIFE look forward to collaborating on more projects.

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