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Old 05-27-2018, 11:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Danny B View Post
I have a related question. I built the Tesla hairpin. Naturally, I put everything in the spark gap just for the hell of it. When I put a Neo magnet in the spark gap, The spark became VERY noisy. The other thing that I noticed was; tiny little points of light, short-lived and random near the primary arc. Like a tiny speck of magnesium was being vaporized.
This only happened with a neo magnet in the gap. I don't think that it was the plating on the magnet.
Any theories?
what no pics?

noisy due to gyromagnetic precession (lamor frequency) and picking up the arc in very rapid cycles and making a noise
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