These plasma experiments were operated at a conservative guess of 20 KVAC sourced from a 12 VDC sealed lead acid battery. The readings were taken from a meter attached to the battery to give me an idea of the energy consumption. The readings vary +-5 Volts due to the changing conditions of the load.
A spherical 4.5 inch diameter 60 Watt bulb. The green images are simply inverted colors, which help to see things I wouldn't necessarily see with the normal color image.
This fiery path is from my finger being towards the center of the filament on the bulb. This path is more flame like in behavior and exhibits faster heating of my finger.
Here you can see my finger tips as the purple glow on the back of the bulb. The interesting phenomenon here is the smaller paths that develop around my finger.
Some side and head on shots.
I was trying to get a good shot of my finger. This burns my finger after a couple of seconds in one spot. In one picture you can kind of see that the grooves of my fingerprints are the leap off point for the lighter plasma.
Wow, looks like you see a magnetic field formed from the tiny coil inside the bulb. I am unsure if this is exactly a magnetic field though. There is a current flowing through the coil so it should be, I just never expected it! Looks like a coronal loop of some sort.
I created a composite of the coronal loop image and the small bulb to see how things would lay. I rotated and scaled the bulb image into place. This composite maybe misleading though.
Are gasses circulating right beneath the chromosphere carrying a massive current at super high voltages? Is some sort of gas coil set up? I would have to set up an experiment to test this. How would this gas coil be arranged? Circulate two temperature differing gases within a highly charged vacuum?
A small platter from a laptop hard disk. Make up of platter? Metal coated plastic?
A rail configuration set up with some strips of aluminum foil. Wondering if I could make a TEA laser?
A 12 inch long, 1/4 inch diameter stainless steel rod. Hmmm, electrostatic sprayer, printer, scanner...
A 1 inch diameter stainless steel sphere placed atop a mirror.