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On the quantitative theory of an electrostatic voltage multiplier

Simon, A. W. (1926) On the quantitative theory of an electrostatic voltage multiplier. Physical Review, 27 (3). pp. 341-345. ISSN 0031-899X. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:SIMpr26a

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Abstract

The detailed quantitative theory of a symmetrical, four carrier, electrostatic voltage multiplier is developed. It is shown that a machine of this type steps up a given applied d.c. potential in a definite ratio, and a formula for this (transformation) ratio is deduced in terms of the coefficients of capacity and the coefficients of induction of the elements of the machine in a definite configuration. A formula which gives the potential of the receivers every geometrical cycle (quarter turn) is deduced. While the current furnished by a device of this sort is extremely small, it may be used separately to excite an ordinary static machine, so that this machine will give a constant current at a constant high potential.


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Additional Information:©1926 The American Physical Society. Received 1 December 1925.
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