The electric wind was one of the earliest manifestations of the gaseous discharge to have been discovered and a subject of active investigation among electrical experimenters of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Today, after a period of relative neglect, interest in this phenomenon has been revived. Recent publications consider the practicability of applying the wind mechanism to fluid pumps, high-voltage generators, loudspeakers, thermoelectric converters, and other devices. The historical background of the electric wind from the earliest times is presented here together with a selected bibliography.
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May 01 1962
Myron Robinson; A History of the Electric Wind. Am. J. Phys. 1 May 1962; 30 (5): 366–372. https://doi.org/10.1119/1.1942021
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