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Re: Tesla history project
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- Date: Sat, 16 Apr 2005 10:58:39 -0600
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Original poster: Ed Phillips <evp@xxxxxxxxxxx>
"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"
The shape is one often seen in descriptions of Tesla's Wardenclyffe
plant. Sort of a large mushroom with hemispherical caps covering the
surface. Looks impressive but can't imagine the utility of the bumps.