Accession Number : ADD014274

Title :   Method of Controlling Discharge of Stored Electric Charge in Plastic Objects and Forming Lichtenberg Figures in Plastic Objects.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 22 Feb 88, patented 1 Aug 89,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Mendonca, Jose M , Jr

Report Date : 01 Aug 1989

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : A method of preventing the spontaneous discharge of charged dielectric objects such that the surface of the objects are polished smooth to remove down to microscopic surface faults thereon. A maximum charge is storable therein having only loss by corona leakage from edges of the object. This method allows for a controlled discharge to create Lichtenberg figures therein. Artistic objects are also made by a method of coloration of the figure in the objects. Patents. (RRH)

Descriptors :   *DIELECTRICS, *ELECTRICAL CORONA, CONTROL, EDGES, ELECTRIC CHARGE, FAULTS, LOSSES, MICROSCOPY, PATENTS, PLASTICS, SURFACES

Subject Categories : Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE