Tesla and van de Graaff Re: [usa-tesla] Tesla Article
>The article name is "Possibilities of Electro-Static Generators by...
>Nikola Tesla, 1934"
>> > The reason I brought in the VDG Generator was because there is??
>>>talk that Tesla used them in the plant at Wardenclyffe. People think
>> > that we [?] did not contribute much to VDG but he actually has a
>>>good article from the mid 20s
AFTER van de Graaff demo'ed.
>>> giving some pointers on how to tune them better to make them more efficient.There are a couple of items tattling around my memories of TeslaCons past:
>> Interesting - which article is that?
>> Tesla did propose an electrostatic particle beam weapon that would
>>use 60 million volt generator to create a powerful electrical field
>>that would strongly repel similarly charged particles in a directed
>> pencil-like beam - but this was not until 1934. Robert Van de
>>Graaff demonstrated the first model of his VDG generator five years
>>earlier (1929), a full 12 years AFTER Wardenclyffe tower was demolished.
There was speculation that the 'X-Ray tubes' associated with Wardenclyffe
were looked at as prototypes for HV rectifiers, sort of.
More to the point, a researcher, disrecall which, struck me as
plausible had the van de Graaff/Tesla timeline as, roughly:
van de Graaff proposal/demo(?)
_initial_ Tesla Comment: Not gonna work well (my paraphrase)
more or less successful van de Graaf demo
Thoughtful, said to be accurate, comments from Tesla, indicating
acceptance, and comprehension, AND USEFUL SUGGESTIONS on
van de Graaff design.
Wish i had proper cites for each step in sequence. Likely in
one of the later Tesla Con proceedings?
Crossword puzzle might be a good idea to educate people about his
accomplishments without them knowing that their brain is being
condition tobecoem friendly toward Tesla.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Dave Pierson" <davep@...> wrote:
> > Jeff Behari has a copy of a letter from Edison in the
> >his web site which refers someone with questions about X-Rays to
> >saying in effect "he's the expert" and adding further
> >remarks. Can't remember the date but it was before 1900.
> >Tesla was working with powerful X-Ray tubes during that period.
> Curiously, was watching summat on TV (Not Reliable!) recently.
> Lotsa people, including Edison were experimenting with XRays.
> Specific Mention was made that at some point (post 1900??)
> 'some' of Edison's lab assistants got bad XRay Burns: Edison
> is said to have shut down XRay work, in his lab, after that.
> (Edison, early on, was one of the observers of electron flow in
> vacuum tubes: he never did much useful with it, tho...)
> Be entertaining to track down 'reasonable sources' for Who,
> in addition to Tesla, Edison were exploring. One of the perils
> of specialized research is seeing only the items relating to
> 'Smith' say and missing ''Jones' & McGonigle & ....'.
> Totally unrelated trivia:
> Working a crossword puzzle:
> 6 letters, capacitor Jar
> It has occurred to me, in the past: it would be fun to design a
> crossword puzzle, with 'Tesla Invention' as clue for about 20
> different answers. Or list the invention(s), with 'Tesla'
> recurring as the answer.