5C20.51 - Lichtenberg Figures

Code Number:
Demo Title:
Lichtenberg Figures
Area of Study:
Electricity & Magnetism
Lichtenberg figure with lighted base.

Turn on the lighted base and observe.

  • Colin Pounder, "Electrical Figures", TPT, Vol. 10, #8, Nov. 1972, p. 468, also A Potpourri of Physics Teaching Ideas - Electricity and Magnetism, p. 142.
  • "Accelerator Art", Physics Today, Vol. 64, #4, Apr. 2011, p. 84.
  • "October 1777: Discovery of Lichtenberg Figures", This Month in Physics History, APS News, Nov. 2012, p. 2 & 6.
  • Joseph Frick, "# 270 - Lichtenberg's Figures", Physical Technics: Or Practical Instructions for Making Experiments in Physics and the Construction of Physical Apparatus with the Most Limmited Means, p. 305.

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