The Museum of Science in Boston uses a Van de Graff generator to generate
lighting bolts that hit a faraday cage with the operator inside. check this
Very enlightening -- the cage has a number of copper or steel rods spaced
about 6" to 12" apart if I remember correctly. Don't know how far apart
they could be and still provide proper shielding.
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Sent: Saturday, May 31, 2008 12:48 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Faraday Cage
> This cage idea has always intrigued me.
> The copper mesh may be the cheapest and easiest way
> to accomplish such an arrangement, BUT, it there a
> maximum mesh size?
> It seems that one might find it just as effective to run
> a? "nest" of copper wires, say 3 feet (or other) apart
> and accomplish the same thing.
> Warren; W7WY
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