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Unsolved Mystery of Ball Lightning

  • V. L. Bychkov
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Part of the Springer Series on Atomic, Optical, and Plasma Physics book series (SSAOPP, volume 68)

Abstract

Ball lightning is an unusual phenomenon always drawing attention of people. There are still questions about its origination, features, interaction with environment, and phenomena related to it. On a way of studying this phenomenon, there are a lot of difficulties, the basic of them is insufficiency of authentic, scientific data. The chapter sets as the purpose to interest the reader in the problem, to describe conditions of ball lightning occurrence, theories, and its hypotheses explanation, to include readers in a circle of experimental searches in creation of a ball lightning and its analogues, and to describe fascination of a problem and difficulty of its solution.

Keywords

Porous Silicon Metallic Powder Recombination Time Ball Lightning Oxide Cover 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. L. Bychkov
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  1. 1.Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia

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