Replica Build of a Vacuum Capacitor (Thomas Kaminski)

The following post and image was posted by Tom Kaminski in reference to the earlier post about the “Vacuum Capacitor” developed by the Russian group Freel Tech (see more here)

I have built a replica of what I think is the device. Here is a picture of the setup:


I put the tube into a stainless steel tube (cigar holder) filled with silicone oil:

Here is a schematic:


The resistor was adjusted to 10 ma. At 10 ma, there is a 2.5 volt drop across the tube with the plate connected. The current drops to a few microamps when the plate is disconnected and placed in the silicone fluid.

I am letting it “age” with the pulsing full-wave DC applied.