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Lightning Flowers

Posted in Uncategorized by Charlotte WTF on November 23, 2009

These branching patterns formed by electrical discharges, called Lichtenburg figures, were discovered in the 19th C by German physicist Georg Christoph Lichtenberg who captured the images in dust on charged plates. Captured Lightning was made by shooting 5 million volts in to a block of solid acrylic.

2D images captured by Dr Lichtenburg, shapes of positive and negative charges

Something something fractal geometry….mmm…

um, OUCH

For more information (the exhaustively detailed scientific explanation found here)

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