Re: Magnetic quenched gaps [X-Rays ? ]
NOTE: Perhaps this thread would best be served on the HV list.
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Date: Mon, 29 Sep 1997 19:58:07 -0400
From: "Roth, Leland" <webwise-at-johnstown-dot-net>
To: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Subject: Re: Magnetic quenched gaps [X-Rays ? ]
>" I recall a discussion on another list a while back regarding
>plasma globes and xrays... someone, Bert maybe, gave an answer
>indicating that vacuum was a crucial factor in generating xrays,
>i.e. the needed acceleration wouldnt happen at atmospheric pressure
>or thereabouts. Hope I am correct on this.
> You are. Takes a vacuum to allow the electrons to get
>enough energy to generate X-rays at the anode. Can't happen
>in a plasma globe or (high pressure) gas discharge.
Hmmm. I wonder if output of a model-T spark coil connected to various legs
of common-garden variety radio and TV tubes could have generated much X-Rays?
I spent more than a few minutes amusing myself in this fashion as a kid. Nice
little fireworks shows from some of them.