tesla coil


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tesla coil

n.
A transformer that is used as a source of high-frequency alternating current, as for x-ray tubes.

[After Nikola Tesla.]

tesla coil

n
(Electrical Engineering) a step-up transformer with an air core, used for producing high voltages at high frequencies. The secondary circuit is tuned to resonate with the primary winding
[C20: named after Nikola Tesla]
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Noun1.Tesla coil - a step-up transformer with an air core; used to produce high voltages at high frequencies
transformer - an electrical device by which alternating current of one voltage is changed to another voltage
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A mesmerising blend of projections, motion graphics and live music, XFRMR explores the sonic possibilities of the Tesla coil and uses the sounds of the electromagnetic fields as inspiration for the composition.
The problem, however, was that the LA company that supplied Corse with the parts for her Tesla coils had a rule: above a certain power rating, they required a certificate of proper training before selling their components.
The Monell's book, a part of the personal legacy of Nikola Tesla kept in his Museum in Belgrade, contains four photographs, although Tesla sent him more; the first is the well-known figure of Tesla sitting in front of one of his giant Tesla coils, the socalled high-frequency amplifiers, as stated in the legend [9].
The lobbies feature music from four "instruments" including a Tesla coil that appeared on Bjork's 2011 album "Biophilia," an innovative work that was accompanied by a smartphone app -- the first to enter the collection of the Museum of Modern Art.
If the Biophilia tour reviews are anything to go by Picnic-goers are in for a treat with a selection of crazy wigs and Bjork with a giant Tesla coil above her head that is choreographed to spark to the down beats.
Resonant circuits are well described in literature starting from Tesla coil (year 1897) [4].
He says: "One thing that really inspires me every time I give a lecture is how much the whole family enjoys seeing the spectacular chemistry demos like lighting a balloon of hydrogen (cue a large bang!), dropping sodium in water and seeing lightning spark from a Tesla coil. "Chemistry is exciting!" He says there are lots of experiments, explosions and exciting facts shared in each of the lectures, which cover chemical issues ranging from exploring if we're really worth our weight in gold, to demonstrating one of the most dangerous reactions between two elements: caesium and fluorine.
Central to the power supply is a single wound tesla coil. The windings are on a thermoplastic cone, ruggedly mounted in an insulated housing.
Tesla continued to experiment, developing what became known as the Tesla coil. The coil took the usual 60-cycle-per-second household current and bumped it up to ever higher frequencies and voltages, allowing for the creation of the first neon and fluorescent illumination as well as the world's first X-ray photographs.