This presentation by Griffin Brock demonstrates fundamental science – for the first time in 120 years, Tesla’s Shadowgraph tube has been perfected and demonstrated. This is one of the most important breakthroughs in the Tesla sciences that has emerged in a long time and we were fortunate to be able to witness this first hand at the 2023 ESTC!
At the close of the Nineteenth Century, research as conducted by Nikola Tesla became exceedingly directed towards high vacuum – high frequency vacuum tubes. Tesla produced a variety of single electrode lamps, some of which manufactured rather unique rays, dubbed as Shadowgraphs. As opposed to succeeding contemporaries including W. C. Röentgen, whom of which proclaimed a similar effect, Nikola Tesla ultimately discovered an exceptional form of ray, similar to conventional Röentgen Rays, while not possessing inherent characteristics. Tesla later dwelled upon these special single-electrode tubes, realizing their implication in radiant matter applications, as well as their electrostatic effects. This presentation will cover the replication and a rigorous scientific exploration into the realm of the Tesla Radiant Matter – Shadowgraph Tube. As well as the covering of perfected versions of the apparatus, not expounded upon since the 1890’s.
Part of the 2023 Energy Science & Technology Conference series (120 mins).