Re: Input power vs. Spark length output
Subject: Re: Input power vs. Spark length output
From: "SROYS" <SROYS-at-radiology.ab.umd.edu>
Date: Wed, 15 Nov 1995 15:06:27 EDT
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I'm not sure how much this has to do with it, but a Tesla coil develops
and maintains a powerful electromagnetic radiation field and a space
charge. Generally, the spark discharge is at least initiated at the point
where the field strength is the highest, and probably follows the field
lines to some extent.
A longer spark means a larger possible discharge radius, which
means that a larger total VOLUME of space is being affected, not just
a longer LENGTH of air.
Steven Roys (sroys-at-radiology.ab.umd.edu)