capacitor question

From:  Homer Lea [SMTP:HomerLea-at-aol-dot-com]
Sent:  Wednesday, January 28, 1998 12:18 AM
To:  tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
Subject:  capacitor question

instead of building a bunch of caps and stringing them in series to get a hv
rating, why can't you just stack alternate aluminum and plastic sheets, making
connections to the outer two Al sheets only. it seems like this should give
the same effect with a lot less construction involved.

jim heagy