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Re: fluorescent tube question
Original poster: "Ed Phillips by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <evp-at-pacbell-dot-net>
Tesla list wrote:
> Original poster: "David Thomson by way of Terry Fritz
> Hi Ed,
> >I always thought (maybe incorrectly) that the RF from the Tesla coil was
> exciting the phosphor on the inside of the tube directly and not ionizing
> the gas in the tube.
> Place a broken fluorescent tube next to the output of a tesla coil. If the
> phosphor coated glass glows, you are correct.
Good thought and don't think it will. There are electroluminescent
materials, of course, but they DO require AC current and consume power.
I don't think any work at such high frequencies, but they might.