Re: rolled caps (fwd)

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Date: Tue, 21 Apr 1998 19:19:44 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Edward V. Phillips" <ed-at-alumni.caltech.edu>
To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
Subject: Re:  rolled caps

"Regarding your rolled up caps -- when you roll the caps very tightly you
compress the dielectric thus reducing it to 1/2 its normal thickness.  "

	Sorry, don't believe that at all!  The normal dielectric
materials are almost uncompressable.....  Seems to me that any such
capacitance increase is due to the fact that both sides of the plates
"see" another plate, almost doubling the effective AREA.