Monday 23 November 2009

Lichtenberg Figures

Lichtenberg figures are branching, tree-like or fern-like patterns that are created by high voltage discharges along the surface or within electrical insulating materials.

The first Lichtenberg figures were actually 2-dimensional patterns formed in dust on the surface of charged insulating plates in the laboratory of their discoverer, German physicist Georg Christoph Lichtenberg.

(via Reality Carnival)

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