Re: Cockroft-Walton & Marx Generators

Hi All,

> Original Poster: Kevin Ottalini <ottalini-at-mindspring-dot-com>

Above about 30KV, the coronal effects
> become so significant that it is impossible to build a multiplier
> isn't encapsulated or immersed or in SF6 gas (or something).

    I have found no such limitation up to the 3 MV level.  All of my
designs operated in open air at sea level at up 90% humidity without
the use of oil or SF6.  Adequate radius of curvature, spacing, and
attention to geometry are the guides that I have found useful.