Re: Addendum-DC Tesla
> Perhaps you could set up a single shot experiment with a large
> toroid to control breakout, and see if there is some consistancy in
> polarity. If there is some evidence of polarity, perhaps rectification is
> In a thunderstorm generated lightning bolt, the current normally
> undergoes a number of reversals (A.C.?), once a hot plasma channel is
> created, even though the initial pulse is essentially D.C., brought on by
> building electrostatic charges. It seems that this is the likely mechanism.
I'll try and remember to give this a shot this weekend. I'll use an
isolated sphere as collector and try shotting in both directions. I
suspect a point on the isolated object would leave it positively
charged (electron emission).