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Old 01-29-2019, 07:29 AM
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Originally Posted by spacecase0 View Post
nothing that high K, think that I only tried up to about 9 (?, it was all single digit)
it looked like to me that the current going into the cap was what made it work. I say this because if there was an internal discharge it seemed to be equal to the higher K. This is usually hard to test repeatedly because the caps tend to die when this happens.

DC pulsed voltage is way more effective than stable voltage.

I did not have the ability to test advanced wave shapes to see what waveform worked the best. I was using square waves. or sharp rise time and slow fall time. did not see any change from the 2, but then I would not have seen small changes with my setup.

I never tried layered ones,
I did not see how it would ultimately end up with polarity
but you make me want to try it now.

my big high voltage supply is broken, so my next task is to make another. Testing at 19KV is sort of pointless
I'm thinking of nano-composite mixture, like High K-material mixed into epoxy.

I've been looking at research papers of such studies with dielectric materials.

the cheapest and easiest for me to make was epoxy + TiO2.

one last question If you may.. how large have you built?..

I haven't worked or studied the math side of this yet..
much more I haven't even built a proof of concept yet to see and observed first hand..

just trying to absorb the concept first... I appreciate all the response so far, thank you.
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