RE: Re: Spark Propadation
Subject: RE: Re: Spark Propadation
Date: Sun, 27 Apr 1997 19:41:24 GMT
From: robert.michaels-at-online.sme-dot-org (Robert Michaels)
Organization: Society of Manufacturing Engineers
I regret having to interrupt your wet dreams with
a small matter called =physics=:
To render air or any other gas conductive you need
=ionizing radiation=. In the case of electromagnetic
radiation, only x-rays or (under certain conditions)
extremely short-wave ultra-violet is minimally
energetic enough for the job.
Gamma rays work really well. Now's the
time to get out that old, unused cobalt-60
source you've been hiding under the work
On the beam in - Detroit, USA
P.S.: What the hay is "Propadation"? (Perhaps spark
=propagation= by ionizing =radiation=)?
T>The Laser idea sounds fun. I have a 2mW HeNe laser here at home I use
T>relax with a bit of Pink Floyd going through a mirror speaker.
T>when I get my coil running again, I can try to see what that will do.
T>> Hello Gary,
T>> "My question is. Is there any way to make sparks transmit threw the
T>> longer than normal using something like an electronic beam. Laser
T>> Light beam? Different frequency microwave beam? Hot air beam?"
T>> Hey you remember Tesla's infamous 'Particle weapon' (Popular on the
T>> Non-scientific type lists?, As I do not venture into that region,
T>> sure of the 'proper' term), well all you folks involved in research
T>> SDI or related spinoffs should know of the high energy laser devises
T>> produce suficient ionization in the atmosphere from which a 'High'
T>> energy source of electrons or protons could then have a much easyer
T>> to the target. So, has any body here on this list actually
T>> with, say, High power lasers for guidence of the discharge? Flames
T>> cool, try some Barium or Strontium salts for added color.
T>> David Trimmell