Can Crusher Homepage

The Can Crusher is by far one of the most famous and popular toys in the Plasma Dynamic Lab. A 100 micro-Farad capacitor is charged up to 10 kV which discharges through a 3 turn copper coil upon triggering the spark gap switch. The magnetic field thus produced in the coil is so strong that any soda can, within the coil, will be crushed -- that is how the name Can Crusher came into being.

Click on the picture to fire!

If you wish to learn more about the Can Crusher...

Real-time Operations!
Some historic thoughts of "applications"
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