Re: TC Electrostatics (fwd)

Tesla List wrote:
> > Subject: Re: TC Electrostatics (fwd)
> >From harris-at-parkave-dot-net Tue Dec 10 21:50:42 1996
> Date: Tue, 8 Oct 1996 14:55:24 -0400
> From: Ed Harris <harris-at-parkave-dot-net>
> To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
> Subject: Re: TC Electrostatics (fwd)
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> > From hullr-at-whitlock-dot-com Mon Dec  9 20:19:26 1996
> > Date: Sat, 01 Apr 2000 01:34:11 -0800
> > From: Richard Hull <hullr-at-whitlock-dot-com>
> > To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
> > Subject: Re: TC Electrostatics (fwd)
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> > I feel that rectification is not at work here!  The DC components from
> > Tesla systems have been recorded by us out to 20-50 feet from the corona
> > limit with a 20 watt system.  No corona discharge effects of a rectifying
> > nature out here.
> >
> > Richad Hull, TCBOR
> I must've missed your earlier posts, etc...
> I don't understand why you discount rectification. If you get something
> DC from something AC, I'd say (almost by definition) that you've got
> rectification no matter how small it might be. If there are a suprplus
> of negative ions being generated due to "rectification" near the tesla
> coil terminal, then they will repel each other and be flung far away from
> the discharge terminal, no?
> -Ed Harris

I answered this in another post.  If the criteria is AC to DC, yes, a 
form is taking place, but not along the normal lines which we consider 
rectification. (electron emission, semicondive,etc.)  It is more a 
special case of ionic transfer of energy.  If little or no energy is 
required, it could be a more subtle effect than bulk ionic transfer and 
occuring at a lot higher velocities than ion migration would allow.  
(Again, more research needed before definitive statements can be made.)

Richard Hull, TCBOR