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Re: Tesla history project

Original poster: "acmdq" <acmdq@xxxxxxxxxx>

> Original poster: "Harold Weiss" <hweiss@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Hi Ed, All,
> This might be something for those with INCA to try
modeling.  That might
> give us the story of how the bumps worked.  With all the
extra surface
> area, it might boost the capacitance for a given shape. (my
> guess)  Thinking about the leaves of an electroscope, it
might drive the
> charge to the inside surface, thus raising the breakdown

I don't know what is the shape mentioned, but there are no
tricks in this case. Bumps always lower the breakdown
voltage. Charges never get into inner surfaces of
conductors. In a metal foil
electroscope, most of the charge concentrates on the outer
surfaces of the leaves, close to their ends.

Antonio Carlos M. de Queiroz

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