Voltage/Length (fwd)

From:  D.C. Cox [SMTP:DR.RESONANCE-at-next-wave-dot-net]
Sent:  Thursday, January 22, 1998 10:21 PM
To:  Tesla List
Subject:  Re: Voltage/Length (fwd)

to: Jim

Breit, Tube, and Dahl did do these tests but later (3 yrs later) admitted
there were some serious flaws in their measuring techniques.  They did
other tests using x-rays as the potential determination method but some of
this data was classified as the results were used in early atomic
experiments with regard to weapons development at Los Alamos.


> From:  Jim Lux [SMTP:jimlux-at-earthlink-dot-net]
> Sent:  Thursday, January 22, 1998 10:31 AM
> To:  Tesla List
> Subject:  Re: ReVoltage/Length (fwd)
> Didn't Tuve, et.al. do some measurements on a 5 MV tesla coil in a oil
> using a capacitive divider and a calibrated sphere gap back in the 30's
> 40's, before electrostatic generators became popular for accelerators?
> >   It should be noted that connecting a voltage divider to the secondary
> > terminal will reduce the sec voltage compared to a no load voltage. In
> order
> > not to have a voltage reduction the voltage divider would have to have
> > infinite impedance. The reduction of the voltage can not be found
> indirectly
> > because the reduction is non linear. The TC sec voltage can only be
> > estimated and certainly cannot be a "hard reference or claim".
> > 
> >   However, if a voltage divider is connected to the sec terminal, a
> voltage
> > can be obtained. My guess is that a coil with a 60 inch spark at no
> > would give a voltage of about 300 KV with the proper divider. This
> > vary considerably depending on the total impedance of the divider.   
> >   We will all be looking foward for your report of the results of your
> > capacitive divider column.