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for Rare and Beautiful Lichtenberg Figures!
(Page updated 11/21/16 - may change without notice)


Style 25 - 3" x 6" x 2" "Lich Bricks" - gorgeous 3D Specimens

These brick-like specimens are brilliantly polished on all surfaces. They were irradiated on one side, rotated 180 degrees, and irradiated again on the opposite side to create two parallel clouds of space charge separated by about one inch. A few specimens self-discharged during irradiation, while the others were manually discharged upon completion. The forms and locations of the discharges depend upon when the discharge actually occurs. Because of the many combinations, we get a wide variety of complex electrical interactions between the two space charge layers, resulting in very unusual and spectacular 3D  Lichtenberg Figures.  These figures are similar to our style 16 Figures... but they're TWICE as large. In addition to branching discharges within one or more planes, a variety of discharges often connect the two charge planes. Some of these specimens look like a time lapse photograph of a raging lightning storm, others are similar to African Acacia trees. Others have delicate plane-to-plane discharges that remind me of rare high-altitude lightning - discharges that occur in the upper atmosphere above powerful thunderstorms:

Gigantic Jet

The following images do not begin to capture the depth, clarity, and jewel like beauty of these figures. When illuminated by a multicolor or bright white LED base, these become sparkling jewels, glowing from within. Laser crystal art can't begin to match the exquisite detail and intricate complexity of the thousands of fractal discharges inside these prisms.

Please describe which type(s) of discharges you prefer, and we'll try to find one that is similar. Some styles, such as "Heavy Weather", underwent heavy, multiple discharges while being irradiated. These repetitive discharges created a degree of charring along the larger paths that add a different character to the piece. The discoloration virtually disappears when the specimen is illuminated, and these specimens are among some of the most complex and fascinating specimens in our entire collection.
Although the internal patterns vary from specimen to specimen, we guarantee that you will be delighted with your purchase or we'll offer to replace your item or offer you a full refund.

 
Top View
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Side View, natural light
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Top View
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African Tree in natural light, front view
African Tree in natural light, side view
African Tree, viewed in vertical orientation
Specimen lit by LP3
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Side view
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Top view, white LED's
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African Tree in vertical orientation
lit from below by blue LED's

Side view of another "African Tree"
lit from below by white LED's

Front view of another African Tree
lit by white LED's
Vertical Trees, Parallel Planes
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Side view
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Top View
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Vertical Trees, Parallel Planes
lit by blue LED's

Delicate "sprites" spring from a raging lightning storm in this
"Heavy Weather" specimen. Side view, lit by white LED's
Front view of another "Heavy Weather" specimen
lit by white LED's

Side view
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Side View
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Composite View
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Side end view of another "Heavy Weather"
lit by white LED's
Front view of a Horizontal Windblown Lightning specimen
Lit by white LED's
Side View of Horizontal Windblown Lightning specimen
Lit by white LED's
 

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