Die Lichtenbergs

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Die Lichtenbergs

Die Lichtenbergs" ist eine Geschichte von Zwillingsbrüdern, die unterschiedlicher nicht sein können: Jochen und Christian Lichtenberg, der eine Politiker, der. Die Zwillingsbrüder Jochen und Christian Lichtenberg könnten unterschiedlicher nicht sein: Vor Jahren entzweit, müssen sie sich dann aber. Obwohl sich die einiigen Zwillinge Jochen und Christian Lichtenberg (beides Axel Prahl) zum Verwechseln ähnlich sehen, könnten sie unterschiedlicher kaum​.

Die Lichtenbergs Prahl, Kling, Rohde, Tiefenbacher. Verwechslungen im sozialen Wohlfühlmodus

Die Lichtenbergs ist eine Geschichte von Zwillingsbrüdern, die unterschiedlicher nicht sein können: Jochen und Christian Lichtenberg, der eine Politiker, der andere Taxifahrer. Über die Jahre und durch ihre unterschiedlichen Lebensumstände haben. "Die Lichtenbergs – zwei Brüder, drei Frauen und jede Menge Zoff", der Film im Kino - Inhalt, Bilder, Kritik, Trailer, Kinoprogramm sowie Kinostart-Termine und. Die Zwillingsbrüder Jochen und Christian Lichtenberg könnten unterschiedlicher nicht sein: Vor Jahren entzweit, müssen sie sich dann aber. Prahl, Kling, Rohde, Tiefenbacher. Verwechslungen im sozialen Wohlfühlmodus. Rainer Tittelbach „Die Lichtenbergs – zwei Brüder, drei Frauen. Directed by Matthias Tiefenbacher. With Axel Prahl, Anja Kling, Armin Rohde, Susanna Simon. Der eine ist Politiker, der andere Taxifahrer. Im Scheitern sind die Brüder Lichtenberg unschlagbar. Das ZDF zeigt Axel Prahl in einer. Die Zwillingsbrüder Jochen und Christian Lichtenberg könnten unterschiedlicher nicht sein: Jochen, der Taxifahrer, ist permanent klamm.

Die Lichtenbergs

Der eine ist Politiker, der andere Taxifahrer. Im Scheitern sind die Brüder Lichtenberg unschlagbar. Das ZDF zeigt Axel Prahl in einer. Die Zwillingsbrüder Jochen und Christian Lichtenberg könnten unterschiedlicher nicht sein: Vor Jahren entzweit, müssen sie sich dann aber. Die Lichtenbergs" ist eine Geschichte von Zwillingsbrüdern, die unterschiedlicher nicht sein können: Jochen und Christian Lichtenberg, der eine Politiker, der. Die Lichtenbergs

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In diesem Film ist das alles genau so - nur viel besser. Christoph Jahn. Stunt Koordinator. Alle Sendungen. Seitdem kennen wir ihn vor allem für eine weitere Serie. Buschpilot Journalistin, die einen Skandal wittert, hat Lichtenberg schon an den Hacken. Edit page. Die Lichtenbergs Enid Twd Silvesterabend erlag der Schauspieler einer Krebserkrankung. Matthias Tiefenbacher. Tanja Schott. Jochen, der Taxifahrer, ist permanent Ella Schön Zdf. Christopher Hentschel. Mehr zum Thema. Chantal Armin Rohde Produktionsjahr Letzte Woche. Otto Jan Georg Schütte Friedrichshain Kreuzberg. Trillions of free electrons emerge through the outside Avengers.Grimm.2.Time.Wars e of the windowtravel 24 inches through air then crash into our acrylic specimens on the moving carts below. Each of our Captured Lightning sculptures contains an incredibly detailed fractal-like discharge pattern. For every hypothesis which used to be good at least serves the purpose of duly summarizing and keeping all phenomena until its own time. The bottom of the tube is connected to ground and the positive terminal of the high voltage supply. His biting wit involved him Die Lichtenbergs many controversies with well-known contemporaries, such as the Swiss physiognomist Johann Kaspar Lavater whose science of physiognomy he ridiculed, and Johann Heinrich Vosswhose views on Greek pronunciation called forth a powerful satire, Über die Pronunciation der Schöpse des alten Griechenlandes. Those missing parts are believed to have contained sensitive materials. Plot Summary. Patryk Vega lightning follows a öffnungszeiten Eastgate, positively charged cloud layer that sometimes forms within dissipating storms.

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Aphorism , a concise expression of doctrine or principle or any generally accepted truth conveyed in a pithy, memorable statement. Aphorisms have been especially used in dealing with subjects that were late in developing their own principles or methodology—for example, art, agriculture, medicine, jurisprudence, and politics.

The term was first used in…. He married her in , to give her a pension , as he thought he was to die soon.

They had six children and she outlived him by 49 years. The "scrapbooks" Sudelbücher in German are notebooks Lichtenberg kept from his student days until the end of his life.

Each volume was accorded a letter of the alphabet from A, which began in , to L, which broke off at Lichtenberg's death in These notebooks first became known to the world after the man's death, when the first and second editions of Lichtenbergs Vermischte Schriften —06 and —53 were published by his sons and brothers.

After the initial publications, however, notebooks G and H, and most of notebook K, were destroyed or disappeared. Those missing parts are believed to have contained sensitive materials.

The manuscripts of the remaining notebooks are preserved in Göttingen University. The notebooks contain quotations of passages that struck Lichtenberg, titles of books to read, autobiographical sketches, and short or long reflections, including keen observations on human nature, in the manner of the 17th-century French moralists.

Those reflections helped him earn his posthumous fame as one of the best aphorists in Western intellectual history.

Some scholars have attempted to distill a system of thought of Lichtenberg's scattered musings, but he was not a professional philosopher, and had no need to present, or to conceive, a consistent philosophy.

The scrapbooks reveal a critical and analytical way of thinking and emphasis on experimental evidence in physics, through which he became one of the early founders and advocates of modern scientific methodology.

The more experience and experiments are accumulated during the exploration of nature, the more faltering its theories become.

It is always good though not to abandon them instantly. For every hypothesis which used to be good at least serves the purpose of duly summarizing and keeping all phenomena until its own time.

One should lay down the conflicting experience separately, until it has accumulated sufficiently to justify the efforts necessary to edifice a new theory.

Lichtenberg, an atheist, satirized religion saying "I thank the Lord a thousand times for having made me become an atheist. Arthur Schopenhauer admired Lichtenberg greatly for what he had written in his notebooks.

He called him one of those who "think Sigmund Freud in his "Why War? Lichtenberg is not read by many outside Germany. Leo Tolstoy held Lichtenberg's writings in high esteem, expressing his perplexity of "why the Germans of the present day neglect this writer so much.

As a satirist, Lichtenberg takes high rank among the German writers of the 18th century. His biting wit involved him in many controversies with well-known contemporaries, such as the Swiss physiognomist Johann Kaspar Lavater whose science of physiognomy he ridiculed, and Johann Heinrich Voss , whose views on Greek pronunciation called forth a powerful satire, Über die Pronunciation der Schöpse des alten Griechenlandes.

In , Lichtenberg opposed the apparent misrepresentation of science by Jacob Philadelphia. Lichtenberg considered him to be a magician, not a physicist, and created a satirical poster that was intended to prevent Philadelphia from performing his exhibition in Göttingen.

As a result, Philadelphia left the city without a performance. Based on his visits to England, his Briefe aus England , with admirable descriptions of David Garrick 's acting, are the most attractive of his writings published during his lifetime.

From onward, Lichtenberg published the Göttinger Taschen Calender and contributed to the Göttingisches Magazin der Wissenschaften und Literatur , which he edited for three years — with J.

The Göttinger Taschen Calender , beside being a usual Calendar for everyday usage, contained not only short writings on natural phenomena and new scientific discoveries which would be termed popular science today , but also essays in which he contested quackery and superstition.

In the spirit of the Age of Enlightenment , he strove to educate the common people to use logic, wit and the power of their own senses.

In he took over the publication of the textbook Anfangsgründe der Naturlehre "Foundations of the Natural Sciences" from his friend and colleague Johann Christian Erxleben upon his premature death in It was known that Lichtenberg figures created within gases along dielectric surfaces become curved due to Lorentz force acting on the moving charged particles within the electrical discharges.

The stronger the magnetic field, the greater the curvature:. Since we could chill charged specimens to dry ice temperatures and keep them charged indefinitely, it became possible to perform tests on charged specimens in a more controlled laboratory environment.

Following our Fall, production run, Dr. Timothy Koeth placed a chilled and charged specimen within the poles of a 1.

The blue-white flash of the electrical discharge can be easily seen along the edge of the specimen in the photo below:.

This is completely inconsistent with Griffith's theory of crack propagation within solids , which predicts that the maximum speed that cracks can propagate within a solid is limited to the speed of sound within the material about 1.

The current waveform clearly demonstrated that the breakdown process the complete formation of chains of cracks and gas channels across the specimen for our Lichtenberg figures propagated at speeds that were almost times FASTER than the maximum predicted by classical fracture theory!

A series of independent electro-optical measurements were taken by Dr. Timothy Koeth in his laboratory at the University of Maryland.

Koeth measured the time delay between optical light emissions at the beginning and ends of propagating discharges within 6" x 6" x 1" specimens.

His optical measurements also confirmed streamer velocities ranging between 7. Some insights into this paradox may come from a Russian researcher, Yu N.

Vershinin explored how electrostatic energy is stored and released within solid dielectrics during electrical breakdown.

Specifically, he studied how energy is stored within acrylic when electrical charge is slowly injected into the material "charge trapping" , and the effects of rapidly releasing these trapped charges "charge detrapping" during electrical breakdown processes.

Vershinin proposed that, when a dielectric contains significant trapped space charge, the stored electrostatic potential energy may be rapidly liberated, contributing to the explosive formation and growth of crack tips.

As chemical bonds in the surrounding material are ruptured, some of the material breaks down into its molecular or atomic constituents, liberating high pressure gases that rapidly expand the channels behind the propagating crack tips, forcing the crack forward.

Vershinin speculated and experimentally confirmed that for very high internal electrical fields E-fields , the potential energy initially stored within the fields was rapidly converted into kinetic and thermal energy that drove crack propagation at hypersonic velocities.

When mechanically shocked, a dielectric material that is highly stressed by an electrical field breaks down, explosively releasing energy that was previously stored within the electrical field, causing larger molecules to break into into smaller, gaseous byproducts.

Breakdown occurs along rapidly propagating reaction fronts streamers , accompanied by shock waves. Vershinin speculated that dielectric breakdown might be closely related to the process of detonation.

He found that "electronic detonation" did indeed occur within solid dielectrics, but only for propagating positive discharges within highly divergent E-fields - the very same conditions we create when making acrylic our acrylic Lichtenberg figures!

An American researcher, Dr. Paul Budenstein, independently developed a theory of dielectric breakdown in solids that seems to explain many of these observations at a more fundamental level.

Based upon the rate of channel expansion, Budenstein concluded that dielectric breakdown may be the fastest known chemical reaction in nature.

During the breakdown process, disassociating dielectric molecules create a network of electrically-conductive plasma channels that initially have nearly the same density as the surrounding solid material.

Budenstein estimated that the initial temperature of the dense plasma inside these highly-compressed channels reached , K before they supersonically expanded to create a network of hollow tubules and fractures that eventually form the resulting Lichtenberg figure.

Spectral analysis shows that the initial dense plasma consists of atomic constituents of the parent dielectric, not molecular compounds.

The breakdown process along each channel appears to progress in a series of discontinuous steps: gas pressure creates, and then expands, a crack into the virgin material ahead, stops temporarily, then repeats as gas expands in the newly-created crack.

Some evidence for the above theories of breakdown and discharge propagation can be seen within our Lichtenberg figures.

Under a microscope, some of the discharge channels that make up the figures are found to be hollow tubes, surrounded by countless small fractures that scatter light.

Some paths clearly exhibit periodic structures along the discharge channel, similar to beads along a string.

These beaded structures are observed during dielectric breakdown of various polymers as well as crystalline ionic salts.

The theories predict that the extreme electrical field ruptures the chemical bonds within the acrylic. The resulting electronic breakdown processes liberate gases as some of the insulating material is rapidly decomposed into its atomic constituents.

Timothy Koeth has confirmed that a significant volume of gas exits from the discharge point when an acrylic specimen is discharged under water.

Other researchers have determined that the evolved gases consist primarily of hydrogen, methane, carbon monoxide, and carbon dioxide.

We've also observed a flame lasting for several seconds after the main discharge at the discharge point on some of our largest specimens. Following is an example of a microscopic beaded channel captured inside one of our sculptures by Dr.

The approximate horizontal distance shown in the image below is two millimeters. Photo and video courtesy of Mike Walker and Theodore Gray Click on the Above image to see a video clip of many Lichtenberg figures being discharged.

Natural Lichtenberg figures - fulgurites, natural tattoos, and fractal lightning. Occasionally, nature creates also "fossilized lightning", called fulgurites from the Latin word "fulgur", or lightning.

These are hollow, glass-lined tubes that are formed when the powerful electrical current from a lightning strike creates underground discharge channels within poorly-conducting sandy or sandy-clay soils.

The intense heat from the arc-like channels melts the surrounding sand and soil particles, forming hollow glassy tubes in the soil.

Larger fulgurites often exhibit fractal characteristics as they split into smaller diameter root-like branches at further distances from the site of the main strike.

Lichtenberg figures, sometimes called "lightning flowers" or "skin feathering", often form beneath the skin of unfortunate humans who have been struck by lightning.

The victim often has one or more reddish radiating feathery patterns that branch outward from the entry and exit points of the strike.

Here's an example of an electrical tattoo from a lucky lightning survivor: OUCH! Although the exact causes are still subject to debate, the markings appear to be the result of physical damage to capillaries under the skin, perhaps caused by the flow of electrical current, or by shock wave bruising from external flashovers just above the skin.

Skin in the affected areas is not burned. Instead, a small number of blood cells apparently from damaged capillaries leaks into the surrounding subcutaneous fat, causing a reddish discoloration.

The marks usually fade away on survivors! They are recognized by forensic pathologists as clear evidence that a victim has been struck by lightning.

The patient above survived with no permanent injuries, and the lightning flowers completely faded within a few days. A small Lichtenberg figure has also been observed at the entry point where a high voltage spark penetrated the skin of an unfortunate but surviving local electrical experimenter who was accidentally zapped by a homemade 60, volt Marx Generator.

A similar phenomenon is sometimes seen when lightning hits a grassy field, such as the following image where lightning struck a golf course flagpole, leaving this beautiful 25 foot Lichtenberg figure on the green:.

High voltage discharges to the surface of water can also create Lichtenberg figures. Some beautiful examples of both positive and negative Lichtenberg figures on water surfaces can be seen on Dr.

Colin Pounder's Lichtenberg figures web site. Natural lightning often creates transient "Lichtenberg figures" in the sky. Air is an excellent dielectric and, although the physical breakdown mechanisms for air and Plexiglas are considerably different, the branching structure of the discharges is actually quite similar.

So it should not be surprising that the branching forms of propagating lightning leaders also have fractal characteristics.

Spider lightning follows a thin, positively charged cloud layer that sometimes forms within dissipating storms. These slowly propagating discharges have been known to "crawl" across the sky for up to 70 miles - literally spanning from horizon to horizon!

On a much smaller scale, transient Lichtenberg figures sometimes mistakenly called St. Elmo's Fire sometimes appear on the outer surface of cockpit windows of airplanes as they fly through thunderstorms.

Similar branching fractal patterns also occur when thunderstorms generate electrically conductive leaders that propagate downward from a charged cloud to the ground below.

When one of these leaders connects with an unfortunate object on the ground, a high current pulse called the return stroke surges back upward through the completed path, resulting in a Cloud-to-Ground CG lightning strike.

The peak current is typically tens of thou sands of amperes, and large positive bol ts may reach several hundred thousand amperes. Exceptional examples of downward propagating positive leaders have been captured by South Dakota lightning researcher, Tom Warner.

Using high speed video imaging equipment, he was able to capture the downward progression of leaders and the return strokes from a positive lightning bolt.

Positive lightning is a significantly rarer, and considerably more dangerous, form of lightning than negative lightning. Tom's "slow motion" videos show the air breaking down, forming glowing conductive plasma paths called leaders that fan downward from a huge reservoir of excess charge within the cloud above.

The brightly glowing tips of the positive leaders smoothly propagate, unlike negative leaders which propagate in a series of discrete jumps called stepped leaders.

The first descending leader to finally connect with the Earth below completes the circuit, resulting in a powerful Cloud-to-Ground CG lightning discharge.

See Tom's web site to see his spectacular gallery of images and videos of positive and negative lightning. Under special conditions lightning can form transient upward-growing Lichtenberg figures.

This phenomenon often occurs when broadcast antennas or mountain tops generate positive leaders that propagate upward into heavily-charged negative regions above.

As the ground-based positive leaders propagate into the negatively-charged regions, they form densely-branched positive Lichtenberg figures that, except for their massive scale, look quite similar to the positive Lichtenberg figures inside our Captured Lightning sculptures.

This fascinating phenomenon has recently been captured in slow-motion by lightning researcher Tom Warner:. Lichtenberg figures can also be seen at some high energy pulsed power facilities, especially where deionized water is used as a dielectric to briefly store large amounts of electrical energy.

The following photo is from Sandia National Laboratory's mighty ZR Machine , the world's most powerful electrical pulse generator. After the completion of a high energy experiment, the water breaks down from the huge electrical stress, becoming an electrical conductor that safely dissipates unwanted residual energy from the system.

The filamentary breakdown paths form Lichtenberg figures that dance across the water's surface. If you look closely, you'll notice that many of the paths actually trace out high voltage electrical field lines along the surface of the water.

Although impressive, this display is only dissipating "left over" energy after the experiment is over. Click for a higher resolution image Are there practical uses for Lichtenberg figures?

Analysis of the form and origination points of Lichtenberg figures can be a powerful tool for diagnosing, and subsequently preventing, high voltage breakdown of solid dielectrics.

By examining these figures in high voltage equi p m ent , experts can diagnose and prevent future electrical faults within a variety of devices including high voltage power transformers, capacitors, and insulators.

Historically, Lichtenberg figures created by HV measuring equipment such as Klydonographs were also a powerful tool for measuring the polarity and magnitude of high voltage surges on power lines caused by lightning strikes.

These early measurements were critical for the development of reliable electrical power transmission and distribution systems.

Lichtenberg figures are still used as a forensic clue for identifying the cause of injury or death of human and animal lightning victims.

Recent studies of Lichtenberg figures and charge detrapping in polymers are revealing important details on the mechanisms that are involved in the degradation and electrical breakdown of solid insulating materials.

There may even be future medical applications as well. There are significant similarities between branching Lichtenberg figures and animal circulatory systems - a fact not lost on many medical researchers.

The hope is that, by creating branching 3D Lichtenberg figures inside a biodegradable polymer, such as polylactic acid PLA , scientists can then use these as "molds" to support the development and growth of vascular tissue.

Very few people have actually seen or held one of these rare objects of scientific art. Far fewer have had the opportunity to own sculptures as beautiful and spectacular as these.

Stoneridge Engineering LLC is proud to be the world's most experienced provider of these rare treasures. Can I make my own Lichtenberg Figures?

Unfortunately, since electrons must be injected deep into the acrylic, it takes a multi-million-volt electron accelerator to make 3D Captured Lightning sculptures.

Even my patient, understanding spouse won't let me install one of these at home. However, 2D Lichtenberg figures can be made on the surfaces of some materials, such as carbonized Lichtenberg figures on wood or cardboard, or as dust figures on the surfaces of some plastics.

Some artists have used this technique, sometimes called "fractal burning", to make 2D works of art. It involves using dangerously high voltages and water together.

Because it is so dangerous in inexperienced hands, the American Association of Woodturners AAW has banned using this technique.

A high voltage HV source, such as a microwave oven transformer MOT or a neon sign transformer NST , is required, and at least one supplier offers a solid state high voltage power supply and kit for making your own wood Lichtenberg figures.

The experiment should be done outside or under a fume hood since the burning material generates a large quantity of smoke, sparks, and even small flames.

Two nails or pins are driven into the wood with a gap of 4 - 12 inches. Once high voltage is applied to the nails, carbonized paths begin to form near the nails.

Accompanied by lots of smoke, they begin branching as they grow towards each other. The heat from the process dries out the nearby surface, causing the branches to continuou sly change direction, sometimes even heading away from the opposite nail.

The carbonized paths eventually grow to form L ichtenberg figures with "roots" at each nail. A method to adjust the output voltage such as a variable autotransformer also helps to control the discharge process and improves the shape of the resulting figure.

The following video clip shows this technique being used with a safer 9, volt 30 mA NST as the high voltage source: More fun with electrons: Glowing rocks, flashing crystals, going to the dark side, and "Rad-Cams 1 and 2" High-energy electrons and x -ra y s can cause many other fascinating effects within crystalline solids.

One particularly interesting phenomenon is called thermoluminescence. When these excited atoms fall back to their normal state, they radiate electromagnetic energy, sometimes within the visible light spectrum.

Thermoluminescent materials are usually triggered into releasing their stored energy by applying heat. The light output versus temperature is called a " glow curve " and its shape tells much about the nature of the material and its cumulative radiation history.

The emitted radiation is often in the infrared IR or ultraviolet UV portion of the electromagnetic spectrum, and thus not directly visible.

Although many thermoluminescent materials require the application of relatively high temperatures to release their thermoluminescence, some minerals radiate visible light at room temperature.

However, the thermoluminescent glow is not from the calcite itself, but from traces of impurity e lements such as manganese embedded within the crystalline structure of the calcite.

Other common thermoluminescent activators include lead, copper, cobalt, magnesium, iron, nickel, and silver.

The degree of luminescence is proportional to the amount of cumulative radiation seen by the specimen. Passing a manganese - activated calcite crystal through a high-energy electron beam several times will cause the specimen to glow brightly for many hours at room temperature.

Although the glow curve for electron-irradiated calcite peaks at about degrees Celsius, significant light is emitted at room temperature. The amount of light rapidly decreases as the temperature of the calcite is lowered, and virtually disappears below 0 degrees Celsius.

However, if we kee p it cold and then warm it up to room temperature some time later, it will then glow brightly. The following image shows Dr.

Timothy Koeth admiring a spectacular glowing calcite crystal brought by Dr. David Speck during our Lichtenberg run.

Common table salt NaCl is also thermoluminescent. However, unlike calcite, it doesn't glow at room temperature. When irradiated with high-energy electrons, NaCl changes to a cinnamon color due to the trapping of electrons in defects in the crystal structure.

Called F-Centers , these are vacancies inside the crystalline lattice of the salt crystals. Irradiated salt will remain this color as long as it is kept cool, dry, and protected from UV light.

When dropped into distilled water, the cinnamon color also disappears, and the dissolving salt emits a pale bluish-green glow called aquoluminescence as previously-trapped electrons liberate their energy.

After exposure to light, irradiated salt changes from cinnamon to a dark blue or dark purple color. The resulting colloidal dispersion of atomic sodium throughout the crystal causes the color change.

When dissolved in distilled water, the purple color also disappears. We may offer small amounts of irradiated salt "Flashing Crystals" to interested amateur experimenters and physics instructors in the future.

Another interesting phenomenon occurs within irradiated potassium chloride KCl. This material is normally a white crystalline solid. However, when subjected to high-energy electrons or X-radiation, it changes to a dark purple color.

Applying heat or UV sunlight turns it back to its normal white color. This behavior is relatively rare phenomenon - KCl is a " scotophor ". Unlike a phosphor , which emits light when excited by ionizing radiation, a scotophor darkens when irradiated.

This process is called reversible photochromism or tenebrescence. KCl was used in some early radar cathode ray tube CRT displays since it could be quickly "written" by an electron beam, creating an image with very long persistence.

The recorded image could then be erased by applying a bit of heat to the material. Very few minerals exhibit reversible photochromism - these include hackmanite , scapolite and tugtupite.

The following image shows KCl and NaCl that have changed from being white powders before irradiation to dark purple and cinnamon-colored crystals after irradiation by multiple passes through a 5 MeV electron beam.

Andrew mounted his camera inside the cave and positioned it so that it could record a "cart's-eye view" of various objects being irradiated with the 3 to 5 million volt electron beam.

We were thinking that the first pass through the beam might be a one-way trip, since the scattered electron and radiation levels were so intense.

We were amazed to discover that the "Rad-Cam" not only survived, it faithfully recorded its journey through the beam - not just once, but for a dozen trips!

The only obvious problem was that the microphone seemed to become less sensitive after every pass. How ever, the camera fully recovered a few days after the run.

The camera "looked" through a one-inch thick leaded glass window. The new design provided significantly better radiation protection than the camera setup.

You can see details of Andrew's RadCam 2 camera setup and some resulting photos and video clips captured during our run.

It is always good though not to abandon them instantly. For every hypothesis which used to be good at least serves the purpose of duly summarizing and keeping all phenomena until its own time.

One should lay down the conflicting experience separately, until it has accumulated sufficiently to justify the efforts necessary to edifice a new theory.

Lichtenberg, an atheist, satirized religion saying "I thank the Lord a thousand times for having made me become an atheist.

Arthur Schopenhauer admired Lichtenberg greatly for what he had written in his notebooks. He called him one of those who "think Sigmund Freud in his "Why War?

Lichtenberg is not read by many outside Germany. Leo Tolstoy held Lichtenberg's writings in high esteem, expressing his perplexity of "why the Germans of the present day neglect this writer so much.

As a satirist, Lichtenberg takes high rank among the German writers of the 18th century. His biting wit involved him in many controversies with well-known contemporaries, such as the Swiss physiognomist Johann Kaspar Lavater whose science of physiognomy he ridiculed, and Johann Heinrich Voss , whose views on Greek pronunciation called forth a powerful satire, Über die Pronunciation der Schöpse des alten Griechenlandes.

In , Lichtenberg opposed the apparent misrepresentation of science by Jacob Philadelphia. Lichtenberg considered him to be a magician, not a physicist, and created a satirical poster that was intended to prevent Philadelphia from performing his exhibition in Göttingen.

As a result, Philadelphia left the city without a performance. Based on his visits to England, his Briefe aus England , with admirable descriptions of David Garrick 's acting, are the most attractive of his writings published during his lifetime.

From onward, Lichtenberg published the Göttinger Taschen Calender and contributed to the Göttingisches Magazin der Wissenschaften und Literatur , which he edited for three years — with J.

The Göttinger Taschen Calender , beside being a usual Calendar for everyday usage, contained not only short writings on natural phenomena and new scientific discoveries which would be termed popular science today , but also essays in which he contested quackery and superstition.

In the spirit of the Age of Enlightenment , he strove to educate the common people to use logic, wit and the power of their own senses.

In he took over the publication of the textbook Anfangsgründe der Naturlehre "Foundations of the Natural Sciences" from his friend and colleague Johann Christian Erxleben upon his premature death in Until , three further editions followed, which for many years, remained the standard textbook for physics in German.

From to he published an Ausführliche Erklärung der Hogarthischen Kupferstiche , in which he described the satirical details in William Hogarth 's prints.

As a physicist, Lichtenberg is remembered for his investigations in electricity , for discovering branching discharge patterns on dielectrics , now called Lichtenberg figures.

In , he built a large electrophorus to generate static electricity through induction. With it, he discovered the basic principle of modern xerography copy machine technology.

By discharging a high voltage point near an insulator , he was able to record strange, tree-like patterns in fixed dust.

These Lichtenberg figures are considered today to be examples of fractals. A crater on the Moon is named Lichtenberg in his honour.

His life and works are fictionalized in French novelist Pierre Senges's Fragments de Lichtenberg ; English translation, He proposed the standardized paper size system used globally today except in Canada and the US defined by ISO , which has A4 as the most commonly used size.

Robert Wichard Pohl , a 20th-century successor of Lichtenberg in Göttingen and one of the founders of solid state physics used a similar research programme, in which the experiment was an essential part of narrating scientific knowledge.

Not only are the two longest chapters in the novel Trim's sermon and Slawkenbergius's tale concerned with the bigotry of the orthodox clergy, but, even more significantly, the whole novel, which breathes tolerance, is implicitly concerned with the same thing.

And the bigotry of the orthodox Anglican clergy was as much Schopenhauer's hobby-horse as the arts of fortification were Uncle Toby's.

Since these partially-conductive trees can eventually cause the complete electrical failure of the insulator, preventing their initial formation and growth is critical to the long-term reliability of all high-voltage equipment.

The study of electrical trees and their prevention has been critical to the reliable design of the high-voltage power transmission systems that transfer electrical power to our homes and businesses.

Using their newly-invented electron accelerator , they injected trillions of free electrons into plastic specimens, triggering electrical breakdown and creating carb on ized internal Lichtenberg figures.

Electrons are tiny, negatively charged particles that orbit the positively-charged nucleus of the atoms that make up all condensed matter.

Brasch and Lange used high voltage pulses from a multi-million volt Marx Generator to drive a pulsed electron beam accelerator. An article about their research and their accelerator which they called a "Capacitron" originally appeared in the March 10, issue of LIFE Magazine.

The Capacitron could deliver a three-million volt pulse, and could generate a powerful blast of free electrons with an incredible peak current of up to , amperes.

The glowing region of heavily-ionized air created by the exiting high-current beam of electrons resembled a bluish-violet rocket engine flame.

In , Brasch founded the Electronized Chemicals Corporation ECC , a pioneering researcher of using electron beams to cross-link monomers and polymers to improve their electrical and physical properties.

ECC was eventually purchased by the 3M Company in Since , we have developed and refined irradiation and fabrication techniques to create a wide variety of beautiful 2D and 3D sculptures.

We begin by carefully cutting and polishing various shapes from a clear, glass-like polymer called polymethyl methacrylate or PMMA. This material, commonly called acrylic , is sold under various trade names such as Lucite, Plexiglas, or Perspex UK.

Acrylic has a unique combination of high optical clarity and superior electrical and mechanical properties. Besides being an excellent electrical insulator, acrylic is actually clearer than glass!

Lichtenberg figures can be made inside all of these polymers with varying degrees of success. However, the branches tend to be dark gray or even black instead of the sparkling white, mirror-like figures seen within acrylic.

We have also experimented with making Lichtenberg figures in glass. However, since glass Lichtenberg figures often explosively shatter upon discharge or, unpredictably, days or even months later , we no longer make them.

Photo courtesy of Terry Blake As the miniature lightning bolts blast their way through the acrylic, they create millions of microscopic tubes and fractures, leaving behind a permanent "lightning fossil" deep inside the acrylic.

The peak current within the electrical discharge reaches hundreds, or even thousands of amperes, depending upon the physical size of the specimen.

The white-hot high-density plasma within the confined discharge channels causes the nearby acrylic to vaporize and fracture, and highest-current "roots" often char the surrounding acrylic.

The exit point of the discharge creates a small crater on the surface as hot gases explosively exit the specimen. Single-discharge branched figures continue to split as paths become finer, filling the charged area, but they never cross or form loops.

The finest tips eventually disappear into the acrylic. Some specimens self-discharge while they're being irradiated by the electron beam.

This is usually caused by a small surface scratch or imperfection, left-over manufacturing or fabrication stresses, or an internal defect, such as a small bubble or inclusion, inside the acrylic.

A self-discharged specimen will continue to discharge numerous times while it is being irradiated as the electron beam continues to inject new charge into the specimen.

Unlike the neatly-branched structures seen in manually-triggered sculptures, self-triggered sculptures typically develop a thicker, mat-like tangle of chaotic discharges, or a complex combination of dendritic and chaotic patterns.

Because of their complexity, self-discharged specimens are often among some of our most fascinating sculptures.

Video clip of a huge 15 x 20 x 2 inch sculpture being discharged: Following is a short video clip showing a huge 15" x 20" x 2" specimen being discharged.

The specimen was first charged on one side using a 5 MeV electron beam. The electrically-charged specimen was then very carefully!

Prior to discharging, the estimated potential of these internal layers was over 2. Because there were two very large charge layers, this specimen stored significantly more electrostatic energy than most of our other specimens - more than four kilojoules!

Safety precautions were necessary to prevent the possibility of receiving a painful, and potentially dangerous, electrical shock. Although the main discharge is quite brief under billionths of a second for this specimen , the video successfully captured the brilliance of the 4 kilojoule electrical discharge in a single video frame shown below.

Numerous secondary discharges continued to intermittently flash after the main discharge. These continued with decreasing frequency for over 30 minutes.

This video is courtesy of Dr. The resulting sculpture, cradled within a custom walnut light base and illuminated by an array of white and blue LED's, is also shown below.

Lichtenberg figures have fractal properties. The branching pattern of a Lichtenberg figure looks similar at various scales of magnification. This property is called "self-similarity", and it suggests that Lichtenberg figures can be mathematically described through a branch of mathematics called Fractal Geometry.

Unlike most common geometric forms, fractal-like objects do not have even-integer dimensions. Instead, they have dimensions that lie between 1 and 2 for 2-dimensional fractals or between 2 and 3 for 3-dimensional fractals.

Lichtenberg figures may be one of the first fractal-like forms created by man. Our branching 2D Lichtenberg figures have a fractal dimension that varies between 1.

Most of our standard 2D sculptures have a fractal dimension of about 1. Our 3D sculptures typically have a fractal dimension of about 2.

The appearance of the resulting Lichtenberg figures depends upon how much charge was injected into the acrylic and where and when the specimens are discharged.

The technical terms for branching figures are dendritic or ramified tree-like. If a larger amount of electrical charge is injected into a specimen, very dense dendritic discharges can be created such as in Figure 1 below.

These very dense discharges are similar in appearance to fern fronds "filiciform" or plume agates. Specimens exhibiting this form were heavily charged to just below the point of self-breakdown and then immediately discharged.

If we reduce the amount of injected charge, more classical, lightning-like or tree-like discharges are created Figure 2. The fractal dimension of chaotic discharges is currently unknown.

In chaotic discharge specimens, after the initial breakdown, newly-injected electrons from the accelerator recharge smaller nearby regions, causing them to repetitively discharge in random directions into existing discharge channels.

The rapidly changing internal electrical fields create a much thicker mat of densely chaotic discharges that are reminiscent of interconnected nerve cells and neural networks.

Some of the most complex and fascinating patterns occur when a specimen self-discharges about halfway through the charging process, creating dramatic discharges that change from being densely dendritic to densely chaotic across the sculpture.

Similar fractal-like patterns are prevalent in nature. They are seen in aerial views of rivers and their tributaries, and organic structures such as branching tree limbs, your body's circulatory system, and within various organs such as lungs, kidneys, and the liver.

The similar branching structure of all of these systems may be a consequence of a recently proposed new law of physics, the Constructal Law , which states that Nature tends to develop a hierarchical branching network of paths that result in most efficient flow.

The flowing material can be water, air Lichtenberg figures can be mathematically modeled using an iterative growth process called "Diffusion Limited Aggregation" DLA.

Other interesting properties: fluorescence, solarization, birefringence, and the discharge-free zone When acrylic is bombarded by high-energy electrons, it glows brilliantly with a blue-white color.

Radiation chemistry studies suggest that this is mainly due to luminescence that peaks at a wavelength of about nm.

However, acrylic also generates fainter glows from X-ray fluorescence , and Cherenkov radiation as high velocity electrons interact with acrylic molecules.

The detailed light-producing mechanisms for electron-irradiated acrylic are not fully understood. Newly-irradiated specimens develop a discolored layer in the region between the irradiated surface s and the discharge layer.

This phenomenon, called solarization, appears to be caused by various interactions between the injected electrons and the molecular structure of the acrylic.

As they penetrate the specimen, they collide with acrylic molecules, rapidly coming to a stop within a fraction of an inch. Electrons in the beam have considerable kinetic energy, and as they collide with the atoms in the acrylic they release this energy as heat and x-rays.

In acrylic, most solarization seems to occur in the regions directly hit by the electrons. However, regions that are intentionally covered by sheet lead to prevent electrons from hitting some areas of the acrylic may also exhibit solarization within deeper regions of the acrylic.

As electrons crash into the lead mask, they radiate intense x-rays that apparently create a darker region of solarization in the acrylic immediately underneath the mask.

Energetic collisions with electrons, x-rays, and the build-up of excess electrons stimulate chemical and physical reactions that alter the physical and optical properties of the acrylic.

Deeply-trapped electrons may remain stranded within the acrylic for several years. These create color centers which also contribute to solarization.

While some of these changes may last for only minutes, others persist for months or years after irradiation, and some appear to be permanent.

Although all of the specific causes of solarization are not completely understood, there is evidence that irradiation creates longer-lived unstable " metastable " compounds that preferentially absorb light at the blue end of the spectrum wavelengths between and nm.

Since a portion of the blue spectrum of ambient light is absorbed by the solarized region, freshly-irradiated specimens typically appear green, amber, or sometimes even rose-colored when illuminated by white light.

The solarization layer in charged acrylic specimens is most often lime-green immediately after irradiation. Within minutes of being discharged, the solarized layer changes to brownish-amber, then fades to a lighter amber color over weeks or months.

The amber region usually fades away over months to several years. The fading process can usually be accelerated by heating the block in the presence of air or by leaving the specimen in bright sunlight for an extended period of time.

As oxygen diffuses into the acrylic from the outside surfaces and the porous discharge layer, it slowly bleaches the solarized region, causing the solarized layer in between to gradually become thinner until it eventually disappears entirely.

Most Lichtenberg figures older than years are completely bleached. Although older specimens may no longer show any solarization, many exhibit various degrees of "fogging" from electron collisions and X-radiation damage to the acrylic's molecular structure.

Some PMMA specimens exhibit comparatively little initial solarization, while a small percentage of other specimens permanently retain their amber color.

Permanently-colored specimens appear to be solarized via a different, deeper penetrating mechanism, such as X-radiation, since these specimens also tend to be uniformly solarized throughout their entire thickness.

These differences may be due to su btle variations in the acrylic blends and the specific catalytic agents used by acrylic manufacturers to polymerize the acrylic.

The solarized layer is often fluorescent. An amateur scientist from Australia, Daniel Rutter, discovered that monochromatic light from a green laser pointer apparently changes color when passed through the solarized layer of a Lichtenberg figure.

Both effects appear to be due to the presence of semi-stable fluorescent components within the solarized layer. And, as the solarization fades over time, so does the fluorescence.

Most specimens also exhibit slight changes in the refractive index in the regions near the discharge layer.

This may be due t o residual mechanical stresses near the discharge fractures or residual electrical charges. Residual stresses near the Lichtenberg figures can sometimes be seen as multicolored regions near the discharge plane when a sculpture is illuminated by polarized light and then viewed through a second polarizing filter, a configuration called crossed polarizers.

When physically stressed mechanically or by a large electrical field, acrylic exhibits a property called birefringence.

When viewed through crossed polarizers, stress- or electrical-field-induced birefringence causes changes in color that are directly related to the amount and distribution of otherwise hidden mechanical and electrical stresses.

The sample below clearly show internal compressive forces created by the high internal electrical field. These forces are then mostly relieved when the specimen is discharged.

Following are images of the same specimen prior to charging, fully charged, and then after discharging.

Little internal stress is seen in the initially uncharged specimen. The specimen was then charged by injecting electrons from the left side.

The injected charge forms an intensely negative layer of charge near the center of the specimen. At the same time, positive ions created in the air by collisions between air molecules and the high-energy electrons in the beam are strongly attracted by the internal negative charges.

The positive ions attach themselves to the external surfaces of the specimen. The outer positive "mirror" charge layer partially neutralizes the electrical field created by the internal negative charge layer, dramatically reducing the electrical field seen outside the specimen.

Attraction between the internal negative layer and the positively-charged outer surfaces create intense compressive stresses within the acrylic.

For the specimens below, the compressive force created between the charge layers is approximately pounds per square inch PSI.

The compression can easily be seen as colored regions on either side of the center in the middle image. After the specimen is discharged, both the electrical and mechanical stresses are greatly relieved as can be seen in the rightmost image.

There are still residual mechanical stresses near the discharge zone due to all the microscopic fracturing, and residual electrical stresses left over from embedded charges that were not removed by the main spark discharge.

Click on any of the individual images below to see full-sized images. Further study, using a monochromatic light source, is planned for the future.

Initially uncharged specimen Fully charged specimen electrons were injected from left side Discharged specimen Finally, all of our sculptures have a discharge-free zone along the outside boundary.

Since acrylic is not a perfect insulator, some of the injected charge "leaks away" through the perimeter that separates the internal negative space charge layer and the positively-charged outer surfaces.

The charge leaks away most quickly in those areas where the electrical field is greatest, such as along the perimeter. The boundary is also influenced by positive charges on surface of the specimen.

As propagating streamers approach the edges of the sculpture, the electrical field "seen" by the tips of the growing discharges is dramatically reduced as they approach the positive surface charges.

As the advancing streamer tips approach the outer edges, most streamers thin and die out. However, some discharge tips suddenly make an abrupt turn and then continue to grow parallel to the nearby edge.

We suspect that the positive charges on the large outer surfaces force the discharges to be confined to a thin layer, parallel to the outer surfaces of the specimen.

And, do we get curved figures in a magnetic field? One of our team members, Todd Johnson, has christened these frozen objects as "Iced 'bergs".

At room temperature, injected charge leaks away over a few minutes to a few hours for commercial acrylic. Chilling acrylic significantly reduces the speed that free charges can move inside the acrylic, and this dramatically increases the time that trapped charges can be stored.

At dry ice temperatures, trapped charges can apparently be stored indefinitely. We have confirmed virtually full charge retention over several weeks, and other researchers have demonstrated charge storage for up to six months.

When later discharged, these specimens behave in a fashion similar to freshly-charged specimens. The initial lime-green color of the solarized layer is also retained in chilled specimens until they are discharged.

This suggests that the green color is related to the high density of electrons that remain trapped before discharging. Or perhaps this proves that electrons are green?

Anyway, once discharged, chilled specimens rapidly lose their green color, changing to an amber color. Chilled specimens develop a heavy layer of frost when exposed to humid air.

When we discharge a specimen, we produce a "positive" Lichtenberg figure inside the acrylic. Photographic evidence confirms that the exiting sparks then "wrap around" the specimen.

The surface sparks cover the exterior surfaces of the specimen, discharging the external layer of positive charges that have attached themselves to the specimen's surfaces.

As the external surface discharges branch out, they produce a "negative" Lichtenberg figure along the large surfaces of the specimen.

However, the negative surface discharges are considerably fainter than the brilliant internal discharges, so they're quite difficult to see or photograph.

We accidentally discovered that, when a charged specimen is coated with frost, the negative discharges along the acrylic surface blast away the frost layer immediately above the discharges.

This makes the main paths taken by the negative discharges clearly visible. The following "iced 'berg" was discharged by Todd Johnson and Dr. Timothy Koeth during our production run.

As can be seen, the resulting negative Lichtenberg figures that blasted through the frost layer show considerably less branching than positive internal figures Other experimental evidence suggests that the "branching angle" at the fork where a discharge path splits for negative discharges is centered around 29 degrees, while the branching angle of positive discharges appears to be centered around 39 degrees.

We also wondered if an externally-applied magnetic field might cause discharge paths inside the acrylic to become curved. It was known that Lichtenberg figures created within gases along dielectric surfaces become curved due to Lorentz force acting on the moving charged particles within the electrical discharges.

The stronger the magnetic field, the greater the curvature:. Since we could chill charged specimens to dry ice temperatures and keep them charged indefinitely, it became possible to perform tests on charged specimens in a more controlled laboratory environment.

Following our Fall, production run, Dr. Timothy Koeth placed a chilled and charged specimen within the poles of a 1. The blue-white flash of the electrical discharge can be easily seen along the edge of the specimen in the photo below:.

This is completely inconsistent with Griffith's theory of crack propagation within solids , which predicts that the maximum speed that cracks can propagate within a solid is limited to the speed of sound within the material about 1.

The current waveform clearly demonstrated that the breakdown process the complete formation of chains of cracks and gas channels across the specimen for our Lichtenberg figures propagated at speeds that were almost times FASTER than the maximum predicted by classical fracture theory!

A series of independent electro-optical measurements were taken by Dr. Timothy Koeth in his laboratory at the University of Maryland.

Koeth measured the time delay between optical light emissions at the beginning and ends of propagating discharges within 6" x 6" x 1" specimens.

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