Re: MMC Cap Papers and MMC Life Prediction

Could this be a kind of "sloshing" effect, where the charge "inflates" a
streamer and then (like a long thin balloon) returns to its source when the
electrode voltage decreases?


> From: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com> 
> Original Poster: "Terrell W. Fritz" <terrellf-at-uswest-dot-net> 
> At 07:10 AM 7/13/99 -0600, you wrote:
> snip...
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> >Hi Tcoilers,
> >I must add something here guys.Terry obviously thought of parallel
> >growth of energy (~UU) and voltage square.And he is right.But many
> >things determine arc lenght(not just energy!)...R.Hull had
> >discovered,for example ,that very high breaking rates short the arc
> >lenghts despite total energy sometimes grows in such operations.On the
> >other hand,in my country (Croatia),in 70s T.Bosanac and his team built
> >monster 400 KW classical coil...After reaching some 50 feet in sky arc
> >would stop for a moment,went fat,and sometimes even explode without
> >more progressing in path...I DO NOT claim that this would happen with
> >every so powered system except here...Bosanac told me he had photos of
> >arc going upwards ,than stop,and finally turned back way to his coil
> >starting point.Explanation of that phenomenon is beyond simple
> >"electricity thing"..
> >
> >Regards to all,
> >Boris 
> Hi Boris,
> 	This really is strange!!  Is there any way you cold get the picture (and
> any others) from Bosanac.  If they could be scanned we could all see
> I certainly would never expect an arc to tend to return to the source...
> 	Terry