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The third video demonstrates the effect of the high voltage generator on a gas discharge lamp.
Quote from: hamdani yusuf on 17/04/2023 03:47:07The third video demonstrates the effect of the high voltage generator on a gas discharge lamp.Can anyone try to explain how a steel pliers can make the UVC lamp glows brighter?
More surface area thus more capacitance, thus more coupling of the electricity into the lamp.
What I can't explain is why you choose to expose yourself to hard UV for no reason.
If a capacitor is added to the output of the generator, will it affect the glow?
Do you understand that the electricity only gets through the glass because the gas in the tube; the glass tube wall, and the wire or pliers outside the tube form a capacitor?
The lamp glows brightest when its electrode is in contact with the pliers.
The lamp is designed for use in aquarium, thus I think it's safe enough for humans. Further precautions are keeping the duration of exposure short, and avoid staring directly to the glowing lamp. During the experiment, observation was made through the smart phone display.
A few months ago I've made an experiment investigating microwave transmission through plasma. At the time, I found a counterfeit money detector with UVA source from a gas discharge lamp. The experiment can show a weak but convincing difference of opacity in microwave frequency between on and off UVA lamp.Unfortunately, the plasma inside the lamp is not the only electrically conductive material there. There's also phosphor coating inside of the lamp glass which may also change its conductivity when powered on..
Here it is.//www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRYUqJp4H_0
Quote from: Bored chemist on 13/11/2021 12:14:42If you want to be really certain, you can buy a UV C bulb with no phosphor.You will probably want to screen the UV it produces.That's what I did last week. I've done the recording of the experiment, but the editing and uploading may take a while.For safety precaution, I only power it up for short durations at a time.You can wait for the video to be available. But if you have no patience or time to watch it later, you can sneak a peek at the results.Spoiler: show- the UV lamp doesn't produce detectable microwave.- when unpowered, the lamp (with the gas in it) is almost completely transparent to microwave.- when powered on, the lamp becomes slightly opaque to microwave. I thus conclude that in previous experiment with UVA lamp, the phosphor coating obstructed the microwave transmission because it's partially conductive in microwave frequency. But when it's fluorescing, it becomes slightly less conductive.
If you want to be really certain, you can buy a UV C bulb with no phosphor.You will probably want to screen the UV it produces.
Here it is.This is a follow up of the experiment in previous video. This time the gas-discharge lamp has no phosphor coating, so the effect on the microwave transmission should be produced specifically by the phase change of gas in the lamp into plasma.//www.youtube.com/watch?v=Akh9ZH15vm8Please let me know if you want something to check or verify regarding these experiments.
Meanwhile, I've repeated the experiments using another model of high voltage generator. It has similar basic structure as previous one. But it also has notable differences. The oscillator part is visibly more complex than previous one. There are more electronic components, including some integrated circuits. I guess they are for power regulation or overcurrent protection. The output electrodes of the voltage multiplier is connected to a 1 nF capacitor rated at 20kV, without dissipating resistor. The advertised voltage is 15 kV, compared to 400 kV in previous model. This is reflected by the length of the spark it produces, which is notably shorter than before.Interestingly, it can somehow produce brighter glow in a UVC lamp tube.
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I'm preparing a video to show electrostatic force using my generator.
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