Spark Experiments

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Scientific Paper
Title Spark Experiments
Author(s) Bert Schreiber
Keywords discharge, discharge geometry, discharge path, Mylar, spark
Published 1997
Journal Electric Spacecraft Journal
Number 20
Pages 26-31


Bert Schreiber subjected Mylar? (aluminum-coated plastic) strips to various forms of electrical stresses and observed the outcomes. Some patterns occurred repeatedly, others could not he duplicated, but all supply insight into the curious nature of electricity Sending a spark through the material blew the aluminum film off the plastic in a variety of intriguing patterns that raise more questions than answers about electricity.