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Special "Eye Candy" Page for Lichtenberg Figures
This page contains higher resolution images that demonstrate some of the best work by
Stoneridge Engineering LLC or our partners.  Many of these sculptures were created
as one-time experiments or as limited editions and are not available for sale. A few
may be available on special request - please contact us for details.

Stoneridge Engineering LLC is the world's premier source for rare
  and beautiful "Captured Lightning®" Sculptures
(Updated 06/07/15)

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®
Sculptures

 
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What ARE these and how did we make them?






2x2 Beveled Discharge

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Style 04 (2" x 2" x 3/4") beveled Lichtenberg figure being created

4x4 inch Discharge

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Style 05 (4" x 4" x 3/4") Lichtenberg figure being created.
Typical discharge current was 500-600 amps, and charge
plane voltage was about 1.6 million volts


4x6 Inch Discharge


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Style 09 (4" x 6" x 1/2") horizontal edge Lichtenberg
figure as it's being discharged
4 x 6" discharge

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Style 09 (4" x 6" x 1/2") Vertical tree Lichtenberg
figure as it's being discharged.

12 Inch Discharge


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Style 19 (12" x 12" x 1")  Lichtenberg figure being
discharged. Bluish-colored external surface discharges
can also be seen  propagating across the top surface.


12 Inch Discharge


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Another Style 19 (12" x 12" x 1")  Lichtenberg
figure being discharged. The green color of acrylic
is from solarization  from e-beam irradiation.

12 Inch Discharge

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Style 19 (12" x 12" x 1")  Lichtenberg figure being created.
The internal charge plane potential was ~2.2 million volts,

and the estimated peak current was ~3500 amperes.

12 Inch Discharge

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Another Style 19 (12" x 12" x 1")  Lichtenberg figure
being discharged. The high discharge current
creates a brilliant flash and a loud bang.


Thermoluminescent Calcite

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Dr. Timothy Koeth, holding a glowing calcite crystal. High
energy electrons excite trace manganese atoms within the
crystal. As they release their excess energy, they emit orange
light for hours. The phenomenon is called thermoluminescence.



Windblown Lightning

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Style 16, with "Windblown Lightning"
(plane-to-plane) discharges
(Available in Gallery1)

3" x 3" x 2" Prism

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Style 16, with "Windblown Lightning" discharges.
Specimen was irradiated on two sides, then discharged
(Available in Gallery1)
19
African Tree


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Style 16, "African Tree" discharges
Specimen was irradiated on two sides, then discharged
in the middle of one of the large surfaces
.

(Available in Gallery1)

6" x 8" in Base



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Style 10 (6" x 8" x 3/4") Lichtenberg Figure
illuminated by a DK60x75B light base

(May be available in Gallery1)

Disk

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Style 15 (3" diameter x 3/4") Lichtenberg
Figure on blue light base

(May be available in Gallery1)



1.5" cube



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Style 01 (1.5" cube) Lichtenberg Figure 
on ROT45MC rotating light base

(Discontinued)

4" Cube Discharge


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Style 22 (3" Cube) Lichtenberg
Figure being discharged. Internal voltage
on charge planes was over 2 million volts.



4" Cube Discharge


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Style 59 (4" Cube) Experimental Lichtenberg Figure being manually
discharged
. Multiple passes through the beam were used to created
six separate, but linked,
internal charge planes.


Group of Cubes, Natural Light

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A group of Styles 01, 02, and 22 Cube Lichtenberg
Figures illuminated by natural light

(Available in Gallery1 and Gallery 2)
3" Cube, Natural Light



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Style 22 (3" cube) Lichtenberg Figure in natural light
(Available in Gallery2)

3" Cube on ROT45MC
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Style 02 (2" cube) Lichtenberg Figure on ROT45MC Base
(Available in Gallery1)

3" Cube on Multicolor Base



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Style 22 (3" cube) Lichtenberg figure on blue light base
(Available in Gallery1) 
2" Cube on BD753W
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Style 22 Lichtenberg Figure on white light base
(Available in Gallery2)

2" sphere

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Style 29 (2" diameter) Ball Lightning Figure
on a color-changing light base. Discharge
point is on the opposite side.

(Available in Gallery2)

3" shpere, BD753MC

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Style 30 (3" diameter)Ball Lightning Figure
on a color-changing multicolor light base

(Available in Gallery2)

3" Sphere on BD753MC

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Style 30 (3" diameter Ball Lightning Sphere)
on a color-changing multicolor light base 

(Available in Gallery2)

3" Sphere on CR35MC

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Style 30 (3" Ball Lightning Sphere) on a
 color-changing multicolor crystal light base

(Available in Gallery2)

3" Sphere on CR35MC
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Style 30 (3" Ball Lightning Sphere)
on a
color-changing multicolor crystal light base

(Available in Gallery2)
2.5" Sphere on BD754W

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Style 47 (2.5" diameter) Ball Lightning sphere
on a white LED Light Base  

(Available in Gallery2)

3" Sphere on BD754W

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Style 30 Ball Lightning sphere
on a white LED Light Base 

(Available in Gallery2)


4x6 inch Hi-res

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Style 09A (4" x 6" x 1/2") panel edge lit from all
four sides by custom lighting fixture
(Available in Gallery1)


4" x 12" Edge Discharge

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Style 21A (4" x 12" x 1/2" "Long John") Lichtenberg
figure being created.


Lich Jewel, White LED's

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Style 24 Lichtenberg Jewel on white light base
(No longer available)

Lich Jewel, White LED's

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Style 24 Lichtenberg Jewel on custom light base
with plaque added to create an award

(No longer available)

Lich Jewel, White LED's

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Style 24 Lichtenberg Jewel, "Heavy Weather"
on a white LED light base

(May be available in Factory 2nds Page)


Lich Jewel, Heavy Weather, side

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Style 24 Lichtenberg Jewel - "side view of
"Heavy Weather" specimen
.

(May be available in Factory 2nds Page)

Lich Jewel, Blue LED's

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Style 24 Lichtenberg Jewel on BD750MC light base

(African Tree is no longer available)

2.5" Magnabrite

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Style 45 (2.5" diameter) Magnabrite Figure
illuminated by blue LED's

(Available in Gallery 2)

2.5" Magnabrite - edge lit

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Style 45 Magnabrite Lichtenberg Figure
being illuminated on an edge

(Available in Gallery 2)

2.5" Magnabrite on ROT45MC

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Style 45 Magnabrite Lichtenberg Figure on LF45BW
walnut base, on ROT45MC rotating light base
(Available in Gallery 2)


2.5" Magnabrite on ROT45MC

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Style 45 Magnabrite Lichtenberg Figure on LF45BW base on
ROT45MC rotating color-changing light base

(Available in Gallery 2)


Lich Brick

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Style 25 (2" x 3" x 6") Lich Brick Magnabrite Lichtenberg
Figure on custom walnut base with cool white LED's

(Available in Gallery 2)

Lich Brick

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Style 25 Lich Brick Lichtenberg dual dendritic (2-layer)
sculpture on a custom walnut light base
with "electric blue" LED's
(May be available in Gallery 2)


Huge Double-Layer 2" thick Specimens

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Custom Museum specimen - Approx 13.7" x 17.9"
on custom light base with white and blue LED's

(No longer available) 

Tesla Figure



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Style 18 (4" x 12" x 1/2") "Tesla" Lichtenberg
Figure on LM2760 white light base.

(May be available in Gallery 1)


Varian Sign
 

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Custom figure with multicolor cherry base
commissioned by a corporate executive.
Actual size of figure is 5" x 18" x 1/2"

(Not Available)


Female Symbol (Masked)

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Style 05 (4" x 4" x 3/4") Custom masked Lichtenberg
Figure on a custom walnut light base. A number of specimens
with various masked shapes may be available.
(May be available - please inquire)



Log Spiral - discharge

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Style 05 Masked "log spiral"Lichtenberg
figure being created. Finished specimen
can be seen in the next pane to the right.



Log Spiral (Masked)

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Style 05 (4" x 4" x 3/4") masked Captured Lightning
"Log Spiral" sculpture on a custom walnut light base 

(May be available - please inquire)


Lightning Planets



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Style 10 (6" x 8" x 3/4") Custom masked Lichtenberg
Figure on a DK60x75B light base
(May be available - please inquire)


Dense "Mossy Agate" discharges



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Style 10 (6" x 8" x 3/4") with extremely dense
"Mossy Agate" discharges on a custom walnut light base
(Not available)

Oak Tree
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Experimental Oak Tree sculpture
A work of art ("Shockfossil"
® ) created by Todd Johnson
(May be available - please inquire)



Spiral Figure


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"Spiral Galaxy" shaped sculpture. Another
experimental  Shockfossil ® created by Todd Johnson

(May be available - please inquire)


Megavolt Swallowtail



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"Megavolt Swallowtail" - another experimental 
Shockfossil
® created by Todd Johnson
(Not available)
 


100_Nanoseconds
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"100 Nanoseconds" - another
Shockfossil ® sculpture by
Todd Johnson done in a retro/steampunk style
(Not available)


Yin-Yang

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"Yin-Yang" symbol - another experimental  Shockfossil
®  
that uses two pieces of acrylic, one illuminated with red,
the other with blue LED's. Created by
Todd Johnson
(not available)


Dragonfly
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Another experimental  Shockfossil
®  that uses two pieces of
acrylic, one illuminated with red, the other with green LED's
in a custom oak light base. Created by
Todd Johnson
(not available)

Dual 18" Custom

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"Colliding Lightning" - a pair of huge 18" x 18" x 1"
sculptures illuminated by a special dual light fixture.
One specimen is illuminated by white LED's, and the
other with blue. Sculptures can be rotated in various
orientations for different effects.

(Commissioned for an art collector - not available)


Dual 18" figures
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Previous sculpture with one figure rotated 90 degrees.
Custom sculpture was commissioned by an art collector

(Commissioned for an art collector - not available)

Dual 18" Sculpture
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Previous sc
ulpture with a different, very dense
sculpture substituted for a simple dendritic one. 

(Commissioned for an art collector - not available)

15" x 20" x 2" Museum Figure
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Massive 15" x 20" x 2" Monolith illuminated by its custom
walnut base. Originally commissioned by an art collector.
(Some may be available in Gallery 1)


Laser-Inscribed
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5" x 18" custom sculpture in black anodized light base.
Sculpture  was then laser engraved to create a powerful
image for a high-tech intellectual information company
Smaller 12" x 4" sculptures are available in Gallery 2)
(18" x 5" available on special order - please inquire)


Style 19 Masked 3D sculpture

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3D "Ripples in a Pond" discharge pattern originated by Todd Johnson.
Specimen uses two precision masks and two passes through the electron beam
to create a sinuous discharge pattern that alternates between two discharge
layers that are separated by about 1/2 inch.
(May be available - see Style 19 3D Masked)
 


Custom Acrylic Guitar Body

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Experimental acrylic guitar body, custom irradiated for a customer.
The symmetric discharges almost resemble matched veneer...

(Customer must provide guitar blank - please inquire)

"Tree of Life" back-to-back arcs

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A pair of 6 inch semicircular shapes oriented back-to-back
to form a "Tree of Life" sculpture
(Sorry - no longer available)



LF21A in a Shadow Box

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Dale Kern mounted one of our style 21A (4" x 12" x 1/2") sculpture inside
this beautifully crafted figured cherry and walnut shadow box. Illumination
is provided by blue LED's. Dale is the master woodworker who makes our
custom walnut light bases. (Not available)

More coming soon...

Matrixed Lightning

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"Matrixed Lightning" - 3D Masked sculpture with two interlinked mask layers.
To better view the 3D pattern, click on above image to see a short video clip
of sculpture being slowly rotated. Actual size is 8" x 8" x 1.5".

(May be available - please inquire)


Style 19 Masked 3D sculpture

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  3D "Log Spiral Lightning" sculpture with two interlinked mask layers.
To better
view the 3D pattern, click on above image to see a short video clip of sculpture being
slowly rotated. Actual size of sculpture in the video clip is 12 x 12 x 1.5".

(May be available - please inquire)


Log Spiral, 8" x 8" x 1.5"

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  3D "Log Spiral Lightning" sculpture with two interlinked mask layers
To better view the 3D pattern, click on above image to see a short video clip
of sculpture being slowly rotated. Actual size is 8" x 8" x 1.5".

(May be available - please inquire)


Cube-Octahedron on rosewood base

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A "Cube-Octahedron" This is a 14-sided sculpture with complex 3D  discharges.
This experimental specimen was created during our Fall 2013 run by rotating
it while it was being irradiated using multiple passes through the beam.
Actual size is about 4" from corner to corner.

(May be available - please inquire)



Cube-Octahedron, another view

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Another view of the previous specimen with complex 3D internal discharges.
Actual size is about 4" from corner to corner.

(May be available - please inquire)

Cube-Octahedron - another view

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A hand-carved ukelele body, created by master Chicago luthier Goeff Benge.
Masked and irradiated by Bryan Peterson during our Fall 2014 run.

(Not Available)


Also, check out the Lichtenberg Figures from our artistic friends:
Aetheric Modulator Todd Johnson's "Shock Fossils" at DeviantArt.com
Hig-Tech-Art
Colleen Kobe's latest creations at High Tech Art

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