Flat Spiral Secondary and Longitudinal Waves Experiment - Plasma Balls and Conclusion
The following exhibits are not conclusive, but are merely posted to show the results. I will need to build a solenoid coil to compare results with.
The picture below shows the output of the single wound spiral connected to the two flat aluminum plates on either side of the plasma ball. Notice the curved structure above the center ball that appears to be caused from two opposing forces. The plasma ball is not powered from its internal power supply in this picture.
In the picture below, the power supply from the plasma ball is turned on. You can tell it is on by the upward purple streaks near the base of the center pillar. Notice that there is still remnants of an opposing force type pattern in the green glow.
When the power to the Tesla coil is turned off and the plasma ball runs only under its own power, the opposing force pattern is pretty much gone as seen below...
When the electrostatic disk is charged, the plasma ball lights up without a power supply.
The copper ball is connected to the coil terminal and the outer lead is connected to the disk as seen below. I had reversed the connections and still got a glow, but it was not as intense. This would indicate that most of the energy illuminating the plasma ball is coming from the terminal lead and not from the outer lead.
Below the plasma ball is laid on its side so that the globe is closer to the large disk.
After running the flat spiral secondary with no capacitance for several seconds, the coil begins to develop much greater potentials. The effects are as seen below. This, by the way, is not healthy for the coil. After about 5 minutes of this torture the secondary coil burned the coating off the wire and shorted the outer windings. It still works, but it is much weaker afterward. Before the coil shorted you can see the coronal cone jutting up from the terminal and the very strong arcs from the primary to the secondary terminal. Watching this was far more dramatic than what the camera captured.
After I could no longer get a strong spark from the single wound flat spiral, I continued the experiments with my trifilar wye coil. The diagram below shows the connections. The terminal of the wye coil was connected to the electrostatically sealed 30" disk.
The outer leads were not connected to ground nor did they wrap up to the secondary terminal in bipolar fashion. I had a bear of a time getting this coil to work without the ground being connected. Without the ground connection to the secondary, the primary arced through to the secondary. I tried stopping the arc with high voltage putty, As I stopped a spark from the primary to one of the three secondary outer leads, it would begin sparking at a different lead. After trying 5 times to stop the leakage I finally disassembled the primary from the secondary and sealed all the wires and all the spaces around the secondary with hot glue. The primary still sparked through! So I removed the primary coil again and placed a large circular 1/4" thick piece of Plexiglas between the primary and glue covered secondary leads. Even with 1/4" Plexiglas and the 1/4" of hot glue, the primary continued to arc through all of the dielectric. This is well over 300,000 volts worth.
This is significant. When I removed the electrostatic disk from the wye terminal, the primary did not arc through. The electrostatic disk was acting like a large jug sitting over a pressurized air hose. The air coming out of the hose quick fills the jug and then gets pushed back into the hose. In this case a large charge was pushed into the 30" disk and then pushed back into the secondary causing a very high electrostatic pressure. This is the best evidence yet of longitudinal waves in the flat spiral coil. Note the photo below with the plasma ball sitting on top of the wye coil. The same pattern was seen when the 30" disk was connected to the wye terminal and the plasma ball was set on the disk.
The charge is clearly pushed upward toward the top of the sphere. The plasma ball was not powered by its internal power supply in the above photo.
Before I can continue using this setup I need to devise an ion valve to allow electrostatic pressure out of the disk. My guess is that the disk will act as a Helmholtz resonator utilizing longitudinal waves. If the ions passing through a valve on the disk pass at a certain rate, the disk should resonate and perhaps produce a unique effect. Also, the ions shooting through the ion valve may produce a practical result. Just like forced air through a nozzle can be used to blow away dust or spin a turbine, a rapidly moving jet of ions may have similar uses.
These experiments have given me a better sense of how a flat spiral coil works. I have seen evidence of longitudinal waves that suggest further study is needed.
According to the understanding I'm gaining from the Aether Physics Model, this is not a voltage generating coil. Although voltages are being generated, the primary energy form is in electrostatic charges and longitudinal waves. There really is little difference between electrostatic charges and longitudinal waves. An electrostatic charge is a longitudinal wave that has been split apart. If the force holding the charges apart is relaxed the two charges will rush toward each other in a damped sine wave pattern and thus cause a voltage in the sense of an electromotive force to occur. The energy at the outer lead of the flat spiral coil is that of a unified longitudinal wave where the electrostatic charges have completely rejoined. The energy at the terminal of the flat spiral is a split longitudinal wave with the charges held apart from each other. My guess is the top of the coil relative to earth ground has a positive charge, and if I look for it underneath the coil I may find the complimentary negative charge. I will do an experiment to test this theory. I would further guess that a damped sine wave is totally contained within the outer windings of the flat spiral secondary. This damped sine wave would exist as the transition phase from electrostatic separation to longitudinal unity. The pulses in the primary coil would thus be acting directly on the secondary and inducing a kind of standing damped sine wave in the secondary windings. To more accurately describe the action of the flat spiral coil, it would appear there is a complete standing pulse wave in the coil.