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This website contains information about Tesla coil demonstrations by particle physicist Austin Richards--Dr. MegaVolt--who performs wearing a metal suit that protects him from the multi-kilovolt electrostatic potentials.  The gallery provides videos and images from Dr. MegaVolt demonstrations.  An explanation of the physics of the Tesla coil is supplied along with information about the development of the suit.
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Electricity & Magnetism
- Electromagnetic Radiation
= Tesla Coil
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Informal Education
- Upper Undergraduate
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photo credit: Casey Henkle; image source; larger image This resource was a Physics To Go feature from March 16, 2008 until April 1, 2008. View the feature here!

Access Rights: Free access
Restriction: © 2006 Dr. MegaVolt
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Keywords: discharge, electric, electrostatic, high-voltage, potential, transformer
Record Creator: Metadata instance created March 6, 2008 by Ann Deml
Record Updated: Jun 15, 2012 by Lyle Barbato
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