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by David Wechsler

The Science Behind the Lakhovsky Resonator

I have always found the Lakhovsky coil to be fascinating.  While I originally wrote it off as being overly simplistic to do anything, as I started to deeply understand how electroculture works, I realized that this little coil can be quite powerful in the world of electroculture.  As time progressed, without spending time reading about it, I eventually figured out that it's really a resonant circuit, or self-resonating antenna. Perhaps one of the reasons I'm drawn into this is being fascinated with the science behind all things electroculture, or perhaps it's because I used to be a ham or amateur radio operator and I thought it was interesting that there was a relationship there.  In any case, I have found the science behind the simple coil to be extraordinarily fascinating.