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Lichtenberg Figure

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Lichtenberg figures are branching structures formed from an electrical discharge on or inside of an insulator. The structures take their name from Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, the physicist who discovered and studied them. This photo gallery showcases Lichtenberg figures and explains how they are formed.
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