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Nikola Tesla: Research in High Frequency Phenomena, 1894

Introduction: Nikola Tesla

Born in a rural village in Croatia, Nikola Tesla would bring his brilliant scientific mind to America in 1884 to work with Thomas Edison. It was George Westinghouse, however, who fully recognized Tesla's brilliance and initiated a partnership with him. During that temporary partnership with Westinghouse and for many years that followed, Tesla generated amazing new advances in electrical engineering and earned patents by the dozen.

Who was Nikola Tesla? What were his contributions to research in high frequency phenomena?

These pages hold the answers to these questions and tell the fascinating story of one man's work.

At right is Tesla's File Card, from the Report of the Committee on Science and the Arts at The Franklin Institute for Case #1756, "Tesla Researches in High Frequency Phenomena." The application was filed on June 7, 1893.