posted on Feb, 25 2019 @ 01:03 PM
Wow... great thread with self appointed experts who clearly didn't do any research on how it works or is done. Seems like a couple of people played
around with a few things here and there and scaled up their experience...Here is an interesting article that google spat out at me by searching for
"thyristors ultra high voltage"
The structure of the equipment, and these big bells or domes are to reduce the risk of arcing. With high electric fields any compression of the fields
due to sharp edges or dielectric causes local high fields that can cause breakdown. Name of the game is to stay below around 3 kV/mm (depending on
Getting Ultra High voltage across a disconnect point or through a wall is notoriously difficult as you generate high fields. Physics experiments
operating in liquid Noble gas have similar issues, the design of high voltage feedthroughs is always tricky.