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September 3rd, 2007

Ball lightning's frightening . . . but finally explained

Abstract:
Oleg Meshcheryakov, general director of Wing Ltd. Company (Odessa, Ukraine), said that ball lightning can be explained as the "process of electrochemical oxidation and combustion of atmospheric aerosol particles. Aerosol nano-batteries exposed to a powerful magnetic dipole"dipole attraction [form into balls]."

According to Meshcheryakov, these nano-batteries consist of an aerosol form of a reductant, an oxidizer and an electrolyte. Normal lightning strikes stir up unoxidized substances commonly available in the environment, becoming the reductants of these aerosol nano-batteries. Meshcheryakov claimed that ball lightning consists of a cloud of thousands of such composite particles, ranging in from 5 to 100 nanometers in diameter. Each particle spontaneously forms a nano-battery, which is then short-circuited by surface discharge.

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