|Double-discharge Lichtenberg figure.|
This lichtenberg figure was made by Bert Hickman and his partners at a facility in Ohio. I came along to watch and write about the process for an article that will be in my Popular Science magazine column.
This figure was made in an unusual way: It was charged up from both sides, forming two layers of charge, and then discharged in one bang, forming this interesting double-layer shape. (Click the rotating camera icon to see it from all sides, which is the only way to really appreciate it.)
Source: Bert Hickman
Contributor: Bert Hickman
Acquired: 11 June, 2004
Text Updated: 11 August, 2007