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RE: Superconducting 1/4 wave resonator

Original poster: "John H. Couture by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>" <couturejh-at-worldnet.att-dot-net>

Jim -

I was thinking of a continuous power output and a lot of energy like a power
transformer instead of only one bang per several seconds which produces much
less energy. This is the type of operation that would have been needed for
Tesla's world electrical system.

John Couture


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Sent: Thursday, February 08, 2001 6:09 PM
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Subject: Re: Superconducting 1/4 wave resonator

Original poster: "Jim Lux by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>"

Tesla list wrote:
> Original poster: "John H. Couture by way of Terry Fritz
<twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>" <couturejh-at-worldnet.att-dot-net>
> Darren -
> Don't confuse this with Tesla coils. There are many electrical devices
> produce ultra high voltages. However, a Tesla coil is the only electrical
> device that produces ultra high voltages at ultra high powers. This is
> accomplished with dampened sine waves. We still do not know how to
> the parameters.

I'd say a Marx bank will generate higher voltages at higher powers than a
TC, if only because the stored energy "per bang" is higher.  A run of the
mill commercial testing Marx might be 100 kJ at 2 Megavolts, generating a
standard 1.2 rise/50 fall microsecond impulse. It's kind of an
approximation, but 100 kJ dissipated in 50 microseconds is a peak power of
2 GW.  And, of course, folks have built larger and higher voltage systems.
Maxwell Labs has a photo of a 10 MV pulser on the cover of their Marx
Generator brochure. I doubt anyone has built a TC that puts out 10 MV (the
topload would need to be around 3 meters in radius (minor dimension), and
probably much larger)