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Subject: Re: fusor electrical characteristics
Date: Nov 01, 10:10 am
Poster: Jim Lux
On Nov 01, 10:10 am, Jim Lux wrote:
>Where can I find some data on the electrical characteristics of fusors? I can figure out the capacitance and inductance of the device pretty easily for the vacuum case, but that doesn't cover the (presumably) non-linear behavior when it is running.
Like all gas discharge devices, it has a negative ly sloped V/I curve. The details are a very large function of the geometry, and are best determined empirically. Miley, et.al. have published some papers on the glow discharge characteristics of their particular unit.