Lichtenberg figure


Lich·​ten·​berg 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

Word History


after Georg Christoph Lichtenberg †1799 German physicist and writer

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“Lichtenberg figure.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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