Electrical Charge Visibility
I,m trying to write a science fiction story. In it there
are humans that can generate electricity. I have a couple of questions
I know people and trees usual burn when struck by lightning. But what
happens to other surfaces like brick walls, buildings for example.
Another question. Clouds that cause lightning, are they considered conductors
My last question. When electrically charged, can a conductors electrical
charge be visible. Like a spark of electricity or lightning like streams.
I can only reply to the brick part of your question. A few years ago a
corner of our building was struck by lightning. The result was that about
10 bricks were thrown to the ground, and there was visible scorching around
the edges where the lightning hit.
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