Laboratory Modeling of Ring Geophysical Structures

  • B. Shvilkin
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Geology book series (SPRINGERGEOL)


It is shown that upon a metal explosion of the wire between the electrodes caused by a pulsed arc discharge inside a dielectric ring on the cathode melts with hole formation. Solidification of the cathode metal is accompanied by the appearance of rings on the cathode surface, which may indicate the presence of wave motion. Analogous ring structures of a much larger size can also be found on the Earth surface. Their occurrence may be due to a meteorite explosion in the Earth atmosphere followed by generation of huge electric fields and a breakdown between the meteorite substance and the Earth.


Metallic explosion of a wire Arc discharge Cathode Ring structure 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Physical FacultyLomonosov Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia

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