Beautiful Sculpture Captures Lightning

StoryfulPublished: May 23, 2017Updated: May 24, 201722 views
Published: May 23, 2017Updated: May 24, 2017

Bert Hickman can capture lightning. The engineer shows us how to create this incredible lightning sculpture or Lichtenberg figure. The piece is made with clear acrylic and a five million volt particle accelerator. Bert taps the accelerator into the acrylic creating branch-like fractures in the plastic and trapping the electric charge. The result is a lightning-like effect in the sheet.

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