The Enhanced Plasmoid Generator

Advanced Reduced Drag Aircraft project
By Jean-Louis Naudin ( thanks to Alexandre S. )
created on February 29th, 2000 - JLN Labs - Last update February 29th, 2000

The purpose of this new Plasmoid experiment is to find a simple setup which doesn't need the pre-ignition of the wooden toothpick with a lighter. This new enhanced setup uses a new design for the igniter. Two pencil leads ( 0.5 mm x 20 mm ) have been added and placed as shown in the picture below. The pencil leads must be in contact with the wooden toothpick.

With this new enhanced setup the plasmoid generator is able to self-ignite without a lighter.
When the microwave oven ( 700 watts) is switched on, the plasmoid start quickly and
remains stable as long as the power is on...

There are four steps during the initialisation phase of a stable plasmoid ( see below ) :

1) When the microwave oven is switched on, some brillant and white flashes are sent silently by the new igniter during about 5 seconds ( STEP 1).

2-3) And suddenly a very short ( few milliseconds ) and a strong big blue flash fill all the volume of the microwave oven ( STEP 2 and 3 )

4) and then, a plasmoid coming from the igniter climbs up to the top of the transparent vessel and remains stable ( STEP 4 ) with a humming sound...

BE CAREFULL : Don't run the microwave oven more than 10 seconds, because the glass vessel is warming,
so check it after a short test run and let it cool a bit. Conduct all your tests in a well ventiled area because the plasmoid generates NO2.

Disclaimer: The author assumes no liability for any incidental, consequential or other liability from the use of this information. All risks and damages, incidental or otherwise, arising from the use or misuse of the information contained herein are entirely the responsibility of the user. Although careful precaution has been taken in the preparation of this material, we assume no responsibility for omissions or errors. 


The Plasmoid RealVideo demo with (172 kb)
You may also download the video ( by clicking-right on the name above )

A sound analysis of the plasmoid "humming" noise has shown that its frequency is about 193 Hz.

Download the full sound wave of the Plasmoid "humming" sound (97 kb)

See the Plasmoid experiment Test #2

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