Re: More Capacitor Ideas

Subject:  Re: More Capacitor Ideas
  Date:   Fri, 13 Jun 1997 19:57:36 -0700 (PDT)
  From:   "Edward V. Phillips" <ed-at-alumni.caltech.edu>
    To:   tesla-at-pupman-dot-com

" While we're on the subject of great minds, (and extreme modesty) I
had an idea also. I'm sure someone has thought of this before, but what
about using just Xformer oil as your dielectric. "
        Yep, idea is old as the hills.  There's an article on
spark transmitters in a 1921 QST which shows an 0.01 mfd oil-dielectrid
dielectric capacitor used in a "200 meter transmitter".  Big,
and very difficult to make if you want to use reasonable spacing
between the plates to keep the size down to the limit set by the
dielectric strength of the oil.