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Re: Z-Machine Sparkage
Original poster: "Jim Lux by way of Terry Fritz <teslalist-at-qwest-dot-net>" <jimlux-at-earthlink-dot-net>
The entire system is immersed in water (deionized, as an insulator and
radiation shield), and what you are seeing is a creeping discharge across
the surface caused by voltages induced in objects from the very, very high
current and very fast transient that makes the Z machine work.
These discharges result from the same sort of thing that causes electronics
damage from the sparks in a TC (i.e. fast current transients induce magnetic
There's a fair amount of explanation about the Z machine around, including
block diagrams, etc. A google search will find it.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tesla list" <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Sent: Tuesday, April 08, 2003 7:20 PM
Subject: Re: Z-Machine Sparkage
> Original poster: "Crow Leader by way of Terry Fritz <teslalist-at-qwest-dot-net>"
> Can anybody explain what is happening in this pic? I've seen it before,
> the theme is something impressive is going on, but it's never explained.
> What is shown? Why do the sparks look like they can out over some surface,
> like on water or something?
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Tesla list" <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
> To: <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
> Sent: Tuesday, April 08, 2003 1:28 PM
> Subject: Z-Machine Sparkage
> > Original poster: "Matt Skidmore by way of Terry Fritz
> <teslalist-at-qwest-dot-net>" <fox-at-woozle-dot-org>
> > This page has more to do with producing electricity than anything else.
> > but, it has an interesting picture of what looks like huge arcs coming
> > their equipment.
> > this image is over a meg
> > good sparkage in interesting patterns