[ RadSafe ] Understanding Dark Lightning Radiation Could Protect Crew and Passengers

Joseph Shonka jjshonka at shonka.com
Mon Jul 22 17:52:26 CDT 2013

A lightning strike to the ground, for example, is preceded by a small
electron current from the cloud to the ground which ionizes the air
creating a vacuum tunnel, equivalent to a beam pipe.  It is through this
vacuum tunnel that the main charge returns from the ground to the cloud.
Thus, lightning (or electrical current in air) makes its own vacuum.

On Mon, Jul 22, 2013 at 6:01 PM, Ted de Castro <tdc at xrayted.com> wrote:

> I saw this headline and then followed this URL to the article:
> http://www.techbriefs.com/**component/content/article/**16904<http://www.techbriefs.com/component/content/article/16904>
> We MUST have somebody on this list "close to the action" that can give us
> more Health Physics oriented information.
> I'd also like to understand how lightning produces x-rays without a vacuum.
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