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  1. #1 Creating a beam of Electricity 
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    Hello,

    I am looking to create a science experiment in which a beam of electricity is shot through the air. Connecting from one connecting point and another. Is there a link somewhere I can research more into it, or perhaps directions in creating this.


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    you could research the tesla coil, it sounds kind of similar


    everything is mathematical.
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  4. #3 beam? 
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    You may easily generate an electric arc with a high voltage neon sign transformer, but that is not a beam, just conduction via an ionized gas path.
    An E beam involves an electron source usually a hot filament,a high voltage power supply to accelerate them and a grounded target, all usually done in a high vacuum. A TV picture tube is an example.Electrons only travel a very short distance in air before being scattered or absorbed. Basically you are not connecting point A to point B just shooting electrons from A to B. What exactly are you trying to do?
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