Re: The Next Coil

From: 	Greg Leyh[SMTP:lod-at-pacbell-dot-net]
Sent: 	Sunday, August 03, 1997 1:02 PM
To: 	Tesla List
Subject: 	Re: The Next Coil

Bert Hickman wrote:
> Perhaps even more interesting, if you indeed are getting microsecond
> current spiking off the top during streamer propagation, this should
> also be reflected at the bottom of your divider chain. If these are
> occuring, you should be able to measure them, and also be able to derive
> total streamer current. These current spikes, which should occur as
> streamers explosively extend their length, should be very evident in the
> divider chain current. BTW, putting the divider chain INSIDE the coil
> was a great idea!

I might try the divider chain out on the new coil, except I'm worried 
about flashovers that the chain might initiate inside the tube.  At the
least, I do intend to measure the streamer base current, directly at
the electrode attachment point.