sculptures are available in three major categories: Standard ($499),
Masked 2D ($549), and Masked 3D ($599). All were carefully irradiated
and manually discharged along
one edge or near the center. On masked specimens, we used a variety of
lead masks to selectively control the location and shape of discharge
zones. By combining two sets of precision masks and passing the specimen
through the electron beam two times, we can
create incredible 3D effects that reflect the current state of the art
in Captured Lightning sculptures.
virtually fill the entire area of
our standard sculptures. Masked specimens have only certain regions where discharges
are allowed. All of our Style 19 sculptures are of museum quality and are
intended for the discriminating collector. These are some of the very
finest large Lichtenberg Figures in the world, and
you'll only find them offered by Stoneridge Engineering. We believe that this is the first time that figures of this size have turned
out so stunningly beautiful. The only other publicly viewable specimen
of this size resides at the Oak Ridge Associated Universities' Health Physics Historical Instrumentation Museum Collection.
The beauty and symmetry of our large specimens is a tribute to the
knowledge and hard-won experience of the physicists and engineers who are part of our
Lichtenberg Figures team: Bill Hathaway and Kim Goins of GCL
Laboratories, Todd Johnson of Fermi National Laboratory, and Bert Hickman of Stoneridge Engineering.
We recommend mounting and displaying these specimens using our custom solid walnut light bases.
are designed with a velvet-lined cavity that gently, but firmly,
cradles your sculpture in a vertical position while simultaneously
it with light from an array of Light Emitting Diodes (LED's). These
available with white, "electric blue", or in a couple of versions of
LED's. The price per standard Style 19 sculpture is $499. Style 19 Masked 2D sculptures
are $549, and Masked 3D specimens are $599. Domestic S&H via Priority Mail is $30.00.
Light bases are $168 (for white or
"electric blue" LED's), $198 for multicolor/color-changing, or $250 for
a remotely-controlled multicolor base. Bases and sculptures should ideally be purchased at the same time to insure a
snug fit between the two.
(Click on the above image for a higher resolution image - 2.5 MB).
12 x 12" x 1" specimen as it's being discharged. Prior to discharging, the
charge plane had a potential of over 2.2 million volts. The peak
current during the discharge is estimated to be in the range of 1500 to 3900
amperes. Note the fainter discharges playing across the surface of the
specimen, especially near the discharge point. These surface discharges
are neutralizing the positive charge layer that has
accumulated on the surface of this highly charged specimen.
(Click on the above image for a higher resolution image). Note: reflections of scene background can be seen in the above image
(Click on the above image for a higher resolution image) Note: reflections of scene background can be seen in the above image
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We also have a few specimens with unique interior dendritic discharges. Uniquely
different from the more "classic" edge dendritic specimens. Shown in DK120x100W
walnut light base with warm white LED's.
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We also have a few specimens with diagonal dendritic discharges. Another unique
discharge structure. Shown in DK120x100B walnut light base with electric blue LED's.
(Click on the above image for a high resolution image - 3 MB)
We can also provide custom laser etching to the specimen itself or provide
a printed metal plaque to create a treasured, and very unique, gift or award.
We offer custom walnut light bases for these specimens
Click on the above image for more information on custom DK12x100 series of lighted bases The above picture is shows the "electric blue" LED option. Bases are available in warm
white, electric blue, and multicolor color-changing options.