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: Is tesla coil able to produce X-rays due to harmonics frequencies ? I know
: that they produce strong E-field , ultaviolet rays , but I'm aware of
: X-rays , alfa , beta or gama rays !!! In varios safety pages on net are
: nothing said about that ....
: A Tesla Coil will not directly produce X-rays, alpha rays, or gamma rays.
: Free electrons (or beta particles) are produced as a natural consequence
: of ionization of the air during corona and spark discharges. However, the
: average lifetime of a free electron in air is only about 11 nanoseconds -
: they are quickly captured by oxygen and water vapor molecules to form
: negative ions.
: High voltage discharges in air or other gases at STP will not produce
: X-rays except under some very special conditions. These conditions can
: occur during the propagation of lightning or during high power Marx
: Generator discharges. However, these conditions do not occur within Tesla
: Coil discharges.
: However, if a highly evacuated glass tube (such as an electron tube or
: X-ray tube) is placed at the top of a high power Tesla coil, high energy
: X-radiation CAN be produced as free electrons (inside the tube) are
: accelerated to high velocities by the high electrical field and they then
: collide with the glass envelope. As the energetic electrons collide with
: the glass envelope, they may also cause the envelope to fluoresce with a
: yellow-green or bright blue color. As the electrons a slowed by the glass,
: they can generate dangerous levels of X-radiation, especially from larger
: (100 kV+) Tesla Coils. Some electrons travelling at a sufficiently high
: velocity could (in theory) pass through the envelope to become beta rays
: (free electons) similar to the way electron beam accelerators operate.
: Electrons created within Tesla Coil spark discharges in air are rapidly
: slowed down and captured by colliding with air molecules, so X-rays are
: not produced within the corona or streamers.
: Play safely,
I put really small bulb 5W on TC and inside the bulb was white-blue fluoresce and next day I have pain in my head !!! Hopefully , it ended .
This bulb was used in cristmas tree in decorations . My father said that bulb is without any gasses and is probably highly evacueded . Normal bulb is filled with argon gases in my country but these bulbs are rated over 30W and more .
I hope i was not exposed
Thanks for the answer