It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
Originally posted by Aelita
In the link about the tank capacitor -- I don't see how it works still. You see, supposedly the copper is moving at the speed of 1000 mph.
a) vaporizing it again doesn't seem likely to do anything. Oh wait, it can further increase the jet's temperature and thus energy carried forward. So the effect is adverse, to say the least.
b) CONSERVATION OF MOMENTUM! The plasma keeps flying forward at 1000 mph unless something absorbs it's longitudinal momentum.