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Offline mikeselectricstuff

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#553 Lichtenberg figures
« on: December 02, 2013, 08:21:08 pm »
These are acrylic blocks, irradiated using a particle accelerator.

The irradiation leaves charged pathways in the plastic, which are then discharged, causing fracturing of the  plastic along the discharge path.

These guys are the masters of this - they rent time on an accelerator a few times a year to make them http://www.capturedlightning.com/
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Offline Rory

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Re: #553 Lichtenberg figures
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2013, 01:17:09 pm »
My wife gave me one a few years ago. They make great nightlights.
 

Offline M. András

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Re: #553 Lichtenberg figures
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2013, 08:08:37 pm »
awesome. its better then any of those old dusty paintings wich some peeps pay millions of dollars
 

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Re: #553 Lichtenberg figures
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2013, 08:31:42 pm »
awesome. its better then any of those old dusty paintings wich some peeps pay millions of dollars
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Re: #553 Lichtenberg figures
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2013, 04:08:19 am »
Here is another nice production video:
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Re: #553 Lichtenberg figures
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2013, 04:41:47 am »
Another customer return... lol



This one is 125mm in diameter and about 350mm tall, I acquired it about 30 years ago. It's a superb quality piece, not seen one like it for sale since.
 

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Re: #553 Lichtenberg figures
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2013, 05:00:51 am »
what happens if someone aims the particle accelerator at their hand?
 

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Re: #553 Lichtenberg figures
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2013, 06:00:54 am »
You get a burn right through, that cauterises the flesh in a shape exactly like the beam shape. This then will either fester and get septic ( yummy) or will turn into a solid block of scar tissue. If you are unlucky it will become malignant.
 

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Re: #553 Lichtenberg figures
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2013, 04:28:37 am »
Here's something similar, but with wood.
http://melanie-hoff.com/#/15000volts/
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Re: #553 Lichtenberg figures
« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2013, 05:54:09 am »
You get a burn right through, that cauterises the flesh in a shape exactly like the beam shape. This then will either fester and get septic ( yummy) or will turn into a solid block of scar tissue. If you are unlucky it will become malignant.
Or you will die of radiation poisoning. Unfortunately this "experiment" has been done by accident:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Therac-25
 

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Re: #553 Lichtenberg figures
« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2013, 06:23:09 am »
There the beam pretty much was your entire body.......
 


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