Lightning sculpture

15″ x 20″ x 2″ Captured Lightning (Lichtenberg figure) sculpture being discharged inside a large slab of clear acrylic (Plexiglas/Perspex). This specimen was passed through the electron beam one time, flipped 180 degrees, and run through the beam again to create two separate charged regions. Each region is located about 1/2″ below the large surfaces. After the main discharge, numerous secondary discharges are also observed. Before being discharged, the estimated initial potential of the internal charged regions exceeded 2.2 million volts.

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