Why 10,000 volts at altitude is a BAD IDEA

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Shared May 23, 2021

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What started as a straightforward attempt to try out a portable scanning electron microscope has evolved into a journey down the rabbit hole into the physics of high voltage electricity. It's given me a much deeper understanding of how high voltage arcing happens, and why it's so much easier for it to happen at higher altitudes. I built some demonstrations showing why and how it happens!

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