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Re: Extending Streamer Reach

Original poster: "Jason Petrou by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>" <jasonp-at-btinternet-dot-com>

> Has any one been experimenting with Streamer focusing and control,

Yup... ME!!!!

 >I have
> been playing with the following methods;  1.  Using a stream of ionized to
> extend reach

If you can get hold of some Strontium - 90 (a fantastic beta emitter) then
you can stick it to your coil and get a long beam of light coulered plasma,
even at low voltages or where your topload is too large for breakouts. (How
did you ionise the air in your exps?)

 >2.  Field manipulation by way of coiled hoops
Ive never tried that... might give it a go. I used 18 NIB magnets from
assorted hard disks that were screwed around a piece of sewer pipe. The
plasma snake shot straight down the middle of the pipe for about two
seconds, then the magnets caught fire. They burn like magnesium and smell
like a cow's derriere!

Have fun,