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Electromagnetic Induction and Relativistic Double Layer: Mechanism for Ball Lightning Formation

Hewlett-Packard Inc., Houston, TX 77389, USA
Proceedings 2019, 33(1), 3; https://doi.org/10.3390/proceedings2019033003
Published: 21 November 2019
What is the probability that ball lightning (BL) is a real phenomenon of nature? The answer depends on your prior information. If you are one of those lucky men who had a close encounter with a BL and escaped unscathed, your probability that it is real equals, of course, unity. On the other hand, if you are a theoretical physicist deeply involved in the problem of controlled thermonuclear fusion, your probability is likely to be zero. In this study, an attempt is being made to raise the likelihood of reality of BL phenomenon for everyone, plasma physicists included. BL is conceived here as highly structured formation of air, at roughly atmospheric pressure, with a set of nested sheaths, each of which is a double electrical layer with voltage drop in the order of 100 kV.
Keywords: prior information; ball lightning; fireball; bead lightning; double electrical layer; dynamic capacitor; controlled nuclear fusion prior information; ball lightning; fireball; bead lightning; double electrical layer; dynamic capacitor; controlled nuclear fusion
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Baraov, A. Electromagnetic Induction and Relativistic Double Layer: Mechanism for Ball Lightning Formation . Proceedings 2019, 33, 3.

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