Can Crusher in Operation!
Here are some cool pictures taken when we fired the Can Crusher...
This is a picture of a gas discharge tube that was inserted into the coil of
the Can Crusher. You can see as the can crusher fires, there is a
concentration of plasma near the coil. You can also notice the
cathode spot on the needle shape electrode.
This picture was taken by a double exposure. The first exposure was taken
in the dark while the spark gap of the Can Crusher triggered. The second one
was taken in normal conditions. Note the the copper coil was shorted for
some reason which also gave a gorgeous spark around it.
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