Re: Plasma, Q, K

From: 	Malcolm Watts[SMTP:MALCOLM-at-directorate.wnp.ac.nz]
Sent: 	Thursday, July 24, 1997 7:45 PM
To: 	tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
Subject: 	Re: Plasma, Q, K

Hi Richard,
            Sounds as if you're burning up right now :)

> From:   Richard Smit[SMTP:esmit-at-ilink.nis.za]
> Sent:   Thursday, July 24, 1997 3:12 PM
> To:     tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
> Subject:    Plasma, Q, K
> Hi,
> I was wondering if anyone had created plasma in a container.
> I want to play with this plasma but don't really know what to do to get it.
> Can anyone give me info on how to make it? Can a person create plasma in an
> ordinary light bulb.
> I experimented with some men's deodorant on my Tesla Coil. I took a plastic
> bag and sprayed some of my deodorant "You're the Fire" into it. Next I
> sealed the bag with a piece of wire going into the bag. When I had turned my
> Tesla coil on I was getting green sparks. (With other deodorants I got a
> blue spark)
> Be AWARE: Do not use deodorant that has a really strong smell. It will
> explode in the bag.
> Try my experiment. It's quit cool.

> I have calculated my Q and I think I'm wrong. Please check my calculations:
> Q=Lp/R
> Q =10550 uH / .0008 ohms
> Q = 13187500 (it seems to me as if it a bit to high.)

Just a little. Try around 10 - 20. Once you include the gap (which 
really is a part of the completed circuit and the effective 
resistance of the coil and capacitor at your operating frequency,
you're a bit closer. How long does it ring for?