From:  terryf-at-verinet-dot-com [SMTP:terryf-at-verinet-dot-com]
Sent:  Saturday, April 04, 1998 1:08 PM
To:  Tesla List
Subject:  Re: Plasmoids

I have experimented with this some.  The fire balls are produced by carbon
from wood, steel wool, or some other conductive substance absorbing the
microwave energy and burning at a very high temperature.  Its pretty neat
but the oven will be quickly destroyed by smoke and heat.  Contact me
directly for other questions since this is sort of off topic.


At 06:56 AM 4/4/98 -0600, you wrote:
>From:  Cliff Fahrer [SMTP:cfahrer-at-In-Touch-dot-net]
>Sent:  Friday, April 03, 1998 7:26 PM
>To:  Tesla List
>Subject:  Re: Plasmoids
>Tesla List wrote:
>> ----------
>> From:  Thornton, Russ #CSR2000 [SMTP:ThorntoR-at-rc.pafb.af.mil]
>> Sent:  Thursday, April 02, 1998 7:19 AM
>> To:  'Tesla discussion Group'
>> Bill wrote:
>> I'll have to look into this. People have been producing things they call
>> "plasmoids" in microwave ovens using candles, but I don't have a large
>> enough microwave with which to try this.  Unfortunately, I gave away a
>> 750W beat-up microwave oven that I had earmarked for experiments.  I
>> will be on the lookout for another one, however.
>> Bill,
>> Keep us(at least me) posted on what you find. I can get microwave ovens
>> around here for just a few bucks.  Never thought about any experimenting
>> with one.
>> Russ Thornton
>> CSR 2040,
>> Building 989, Rm.  A1-N20
>> Phone: (407) 494-6430
>> Email: thorntor-at-rc.pafb.af.mil
>Bill & Russ,
>I remember some time ago reading an article on the net about expirments
>on making ball lighting in a microwave. This person stated he progressed
>thru several expirments and came to the conclusion that the carbon in
>the burning wick caused the plasmoids. In later expirments he he used
>carbon dust sprinkled on a small wad of 0000 steel wool and got
>plasmoids that lasted for several seconds, (inside the microwave). I
>can't remember any of the other details, but would recomend that the
>tests should not be made in a microwave that is used for cooking food!!!
>You might search the web for this story.
>Coiling in Ohio,