Re: Hydrogen and Capacitance
If you look at his patent drawings you will see that he specifies
a sort of toroid whose outer surface is composed of partial spheres.
The humongous topload designed for the Wardencliff tower also
was designed to have these spheres covering the surface.
Fr. Tom McGahee
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Date: Friday, February 18, 2000 10:15 AM
Subject: Hydrogen and Capacitance
>Original Poster: "Jim" <jim-at-jfwilliams-dot-net>
>Sorry about the delay in responding, but It took me some time to find the
>reference to this use. (and sometimes I actually work!)
>But in 'Colorado Springs Notes 1899-1900' Tesla was discussing how to
>increase the capacity of a surface.
>" Suppose the surface was replaced with small spheres setting side by
>side. Neglecting mutual screening action, the new capacity would be 'n'
>times one sphere. As the sphere becomes smaller, the surface area
>increases and the capacity becomes larger. To get the largest possible
>capacity, the spheres must be of the most minute size and can be
>increased by evacuating the spheres! What Dr. Tesla also found in
>Colorado SPrings was that if the evacuated space was replaced with H2
>gas, the capacity actually increased! (There is some speculation that
>the H2 in some circumstances can behave as a metal even though it is a
>gas) Tesla considered this to be "a valuable use in the future".
>... more later .....