Arc Flash Morphology

Experimental observations of light flashes during electrical arcing in air has shown significant variations in light flash morphology depending on electrode material.  


Observed light flash morphology variations are expected to be due to a range of factors such as:
  • Stability of the electrode material under high current,
  • Temperature stablity of the electrode material,
  • Chemical and non chemical reactions,
  • Atomic electron transitions between ground, excited and de-excited states.
  • Electrical electron transitions between states.

Quantised variations in electrical electron states are consistent with electron fission observations (Wei, 2014) and below ground state electrons (Mills, 2016).

S. Brink  
19th September 2016 
S. Brink  14th August 2016 

​Tungsten Electrodes 

Aluminium Alloy Electrodes
S. Brink  9th May 2017
S. Brink  20th June 2016 

Zinc Electrodes
(hot dip galvanised steel)

​Titanium Alloy Electrodes
S. Brink  7th July 2016 
S. Brink  25th April 2017 

​Titanium Alloy Electrodes
(Cathode: Ti/V & Anode: TiV/Cr)
​Brass Electrodes

S. Brink  28th March 2015 
S. Brink  25th April 2017 

Copper Electrodes

Stainless Steel Electrodes
(316 Grade)


Method:  Arc flashes from electrical discharges across various electrical conductor electrodes in air at atmospheric pressure were photographed.

Observations:   Light flash morphology varies significantly depending on the type of electrodes used.  

Conclusion:  Arc flash morphology depends on electrode type, indicating that electrodes are likely to be playing a significant role in the observed reactions. 

​Experiment and photography
by Subtle Atomics.

Wei, W. et alia (2014), Study of Exotic Ions in Superfuild Helium and the Possible Fission of the Electron Wave Function, Journal of Low Temperature Physics (2015) 178:78-117.

Mills, R,. 2016, Grand Unified Theory of Classical Physics
self published on the Brilliant Light Power website
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