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Captured Lightning sculptures are branching patterns of internal fractures that have been permanently captured deep inside various shapes of crystal-clear acrylic. March, 2008 issue of Popular Science Magazine. How do we create our Captured Lightning sculptures? We inject hundreds of trillions of sub-atomic particles, called electrons, into sparkling clear acrylic specimens using a 5 million volt particle accelerator. The injected electrons charge up the interior of the specimens to potentials as high as 1 — 2. Why did we start making these?
We were fascinated by the incredible beauty and the complex physics of acrylic Lichtenberg Figures but we were continually frustrated by their scarcity. Every now and then, a banged-up specimen would show up in an auction or at a flea market, without any explanation of how it was created or where it came from. We offer over forty styles of Captured Lightning Lichtenberg figures that include affordable 2 inch blocks and disks, a wide selection of medium and large specimens, to mammoth museum-quality 15″ x 20″ x 2″ monoliths for discriminating collectors and institutions. We can create even larger specimens if desired. Every Captured Lightning sculpture ships with a simple one-page explanation about what it is and how it was created. Most of our newer sculptures have an amber-tinted layer.