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Re: [TCML] Magnetic quenching

I have seen many posts mentioning magnetic quenching, and I have NEVER
heard of it actually used in a Tesla coil.  It probably requires the gap
electrodes to be made of unobtainium.  The physics is sound but
implementation is lacking.

On Fri, Mar 19, 2021 at 1:00 PM jhowson4 <jhowson4@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> It involves the motion of charge carriers thru a magnetic field. Set it up
> so the current path and field are perpendicular and the field pulls the
> charge carriers off to the side disrupting the current path and thus
> quenching the gap more readily than without a field. You can look up the
> right hand rule and the motion of charged particles in magnetic fields for
> more info. Basic E&M physics so should be easy to find info. This is useful
> particularly where the tank current is high and thus the arc is hotter and
> self quenching takes longer than you would like. If you get even bigger
> moving to a rotary gap is better. -Jay
> -------- Original message --------From: Adam James <
> adamjamesarmy60@xxxxxxxxx> Date: 3/19/21  11:31 AM  (GMT-05:00) To: "
> tesla@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx> Subject: [TCML] Magnetic
> quenching Can someone explain magnetic quenching of spark gaps,
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