Re: theory(?) for long sparks
From: Edward V. Phillips[SMTP:ed-at-alumni.caltech.edu]
Sent: Wednesday, December 03, 1997 1:36 PM
Subject: Re: theory(?) for long sparks
"That truly amazing 100+ meter spark in Bazelyan was produced by a
relatively low 5MV but with a rise time in the hundreds of microseconds and
a fall time in the tens of milliseconds."
Is there any verification that that report is true?
By the way, someone published some stuff here a while back about
initiating the spark by discharging a capacitor bank into a
very fine wire, which vaporized and formed a conducting channel
along which current flowed. Seems to me that would be very
easy to do, taking only the wire which could be strung very