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[Fwd: Re: uses for a Tesla Coil?]

Original poster: "davep by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <davep-at-quik-dot-com>

 > Original poster: "Jim Lux by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>"

 > You are probably thinking of the work by Merle Tuve
 > (among others) where they built a 5MV(!) tesla coil
 > which operated immersed in a pressurized oil
 > tank.

 > I suspect that when Robert Van deGraaff got his eponymous
 > generators refined, they pretty much overtook the tesla coil
 > approach.

	Suspicion need not apply.  Exactly Correct.
	Smithsonian in DC USED to have the remnants of
	Tuve's van de Graaf on display, with lovely
	explanation.  EXACTLY as outlined above.
	The whole thing, erected (tho not running....).
	They later turned the space into a bookstore.
	My comments on THAT are, well, SHOCKING.
	I Assume the remnants are in a basement, somewhere.

 > Nice steady DC beats a weird not quite damped sinusoid
 > waveform for nuclear science any day...

	well reasoned.