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Greg Leyh - A Proposal to Construct A Lightning Laboratory At The Megascale

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Duane Snider
02:46 PM ET (US)

There were a few things I wanted to review:
 1) The relativistic electron phenomena that you had mentioned, and where I could find information on the existing theory.
 2) The estimated cost to power graph that you had.
 3) Also there was minimum frequency before which air ions wouldn't electrically breakdown. I didn't quite get what the frequency was, and how the calculation was made.

I just wanted to get some of this theory down so I could start evangelizing the project.
11:32 PM ET (US)
Hi Duane,

The powerpoint is not available, but I could try to answer any question you have.
Duane Snider
03:06 PM ET (US)
Greg is your power point presentation available?
dorkbotsfPerson was signed in when posted
08:03 PM ET (US)
Greg Leyh is a pulsed-power systems engineer at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, currently developing the ILC Marx modulator for the International Linear Collider. He is also principal engineer for the Nevada Lightning Laboratory, a proposed research facility for directly exploring the large-scale physics of atmospheric electricity in it's many forms. In 1996 he formed Lightning On Demand to pursue the ultimate realization of this facility. In 1997, he designed the Electrum Project, a kinetic lightning sculpture currently operating in New Zealand. Electrum represents the first critical step in developing design techniques and scaling laws essential to the large-scale architecture of the Nevada Lightning Laboratory.

Including 20 minute video of the Electrum Project