Making A Lichtenberg Sculpture

This video shows the triggering of a 12 inch square Lichtenberg.

Acrylic is run through a 5 Million Electron Volt beam, and come out crackling with energy. You “trigger” it by poking an edge with a sharp object, the dielectric fails, and all the electrons in the acrylic find their way to ground (and if you’re not careful the path of least resistance to ground is thru YOU!)


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