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Nikola TESLA

Relly Victoria Virgil Petrescu1, Raffaella Aversa2, Antonio Apicella2, Taher Abu-Lebdeh3 and Florian Ion Tiberiu Petrescu1
  • 1 Bucharest Polytechnic University, Romania
  • 2 Second University of Naples, Italy
  • 3 North Carolina A and T State University, United States


Nicolae Tesla, has remained and spent most of his life, making it hard to pronounce "Teslea"), is considered to be the inventor of the alternating current and uncovered cableless power transmission. It is attributed to the transmission of energy through monophase, biphasic, polyphase alternating currents and transmission of non-wired energy by electromagnetic waves (oscillations) in the industrial alternating current frequency band (102-109 [Hz]), overlapping band with radio frequencies (the radio band being even more extensive than that of alternative industrial currents). He discovered the spinning magnetic field (simultaneously with the Italian Galileo Ferraris, 1847-1897), Tesla invented both the biphasic and polyphase alternating electric currents and studied the high-frequency current. He built the first two-phase asynchronous motors, the electric generators, the high-frequency electric transformer and so on. In atomic, he researched the atomic nucleus fission, with the help of the high voltage electrostatic generator and was also a pioneer of nuclear power based on nuclear fission reactions. (Einstein was contacted and visited personally by his research in this field). By working permanently in industrial bands, Tesla has inevitably given over radio waves whose frequencies overlap with those of alternating currents. Even though Marconi made the first radio broadcasts over the ocean, a little before Tesla, yet at the basis of his achievements were all the patents and works of Tesla, which Marconi had studied in detail. Tesla is also the first and foremost builder of the world's first and largest radio stations. In 1899, Tesla builds a large 200kw radio station in Colorado, conducts wireless telegraphy transmissions over 1,000km and manages to get 12 million volts of volumes to produce the first artificial lightning (lightning). He drives the first unmanned ship by radio, from a distance to a public demonstration on the ocean, in New York. Transmits concentrated energy through long-distance electromagnetic waves, the energy it uses to power remote consumers or remote control. Tesla deals with natural energy, the production of artificial earthquakes based on huge energies using very low frequency waves (Tesla is the first to accurately determine the resonance frequency of our planet), acceleration of nuclear particles to very high energies and targeting them or microwaves concentrated in beam (deadly rays) capable of reaching and destroying a target at a great distance (airplane, rocket, ship, etc.). He proposes to build a defensive shield to defend America, but even the planet, if needed (the current US defense shield of the Earth is a continuation of his work). It imagines, presents and designs wireless audio-video transmissions (but was too early to implement them massively, technologies were a long way from discovering it; the pieces were then lamps and tubes, there were no chips or integrated circuits, not even transistors).

American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Volume 10 No. 4, 2017, 868-877


Submitted On: 1 October 2017 Published On: 6 November 2017

How to Cite: Virgil Petrescu, R. V., Aversa, R., Apicella, A., Abu-Lebdeh, T. & Petrescu, F. I. T. (2017). Nikola TESLA. American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 10(4), 868-877.

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  • Nikola Tesla
  • Inventor of Electronics
  • Energy
  • Acceleration of Nuclear Particles
  • Waves
  • Power Transmission
  • Microwaves Concentrated in Beam
  • Polyphase Alternating Currents
  • Airplane
  • Ship
  • Resonance Frequency
  • Defensive Shield