Lichtenberg figure

noun Lich·ten·berg figure \ ˈliktənˌbərg- \

Definition of Lichtenberg figure

:a pattern of branching lines formed by fine powder (as of sulfur) dusted over an insulating surface across which an electric-leakage discharge has recently taken place

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Origin and Etymology of lichtenberg figure

after Georg Christoph Lichtenberg †1799 German physicist and writer


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