electro-Physics: 17.3409 volts

From: Tom Jennings <tomj_at_wps.com>
Date: Tue Dec 14 00:23:05 2004

On Mon, 13 Dec 2004, William Donzelli wrote:

> > Ah, the "Edison Effect". Some electrons (especially those
> > closer to the negative side) would jump away from the filament
> > and then, thanks to the electric field, land on the filament
> > but closer to the anode.
> In a few bulbs, if the geometry is right, they will magically turn into
> very low power magnetrons.

EEK! Cool! electromagnetic whistles!

I shudder to think how this effect was discovered... talk about
heisenbugs! Imagine some poor microwave receiver person trying
to find a loss of sensitivity, birdies, spurious output... and
finding out it's some goddamn FRONT PANEL LIGHT BULB!

Do you have any references to this? I have a friend who would
appreciate such horrors...
Received on Tue Dec 14 2004 - 00:23:05 GMT

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