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A Note on the Tesla Sparkand X-Ray Photography

Nature volume 54, pages 594595 | Download Citation

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A CROOKES' radiometer was supported by its stem about four inches above the hand, which was placed upon a photographic plate enclosed in two light-tight cases. The terminals of a Tesla coil were placed about half an inch from the bulb on either side of it, inclined to one another at an angle of 120°, the vertex of the angle being in the axis of the radiometer. The Tesla discharge was allowed to bombard the bulb for four minutes. On development a clear picture of the bones in the hand appeared. The experiment shows that the X-ray photo can be produced when an exhausted bulb is used having no terminals.

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