Can Man Sustain Lightning Bolts with Extreme Voltage AC?

In summary, there is current research being done to understand why man-made bolts are shorter and more "wild" compared to lightning from the sky. One theory is that the electric field in the clouds is less divergent. An article in SiAm discusses this topic and mentions the possibility of high energy cosmic rays playing a role in lightning.
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Can the electron avalanches like in lightning bolts be sustained using extremely high voltage AC current?

Man-made bolts are much more "wild" and short than the lightning hitting the Earth from the sky. Why is it so? Is this because the electric field in the clouds is less divergent?
 
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This is topic of current research, the answer to you question may not be known. There is a article in a recent SiAm which has some good info. Search it out and give it a read. The author seemed to think that high energy cosmic rays played a key role in lighting.
 
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It is not possible for humans to sustain lightning bolts with extreme voltage AC. The conditions necessary for a lightning bolt to form are not easily replicated by man-made methods. Lightning is a natural phenomenon that occurs due to the build-up of electric charges in the atmosphere. The high voltage AC current used in man-made devices is not enough to create the same conditions as a lightning bolt.

The electron avalanches that occur in lightning bolts are a result of the strong electric fields present in the atmosphere. These fields are created by the separation of positive and negative charges within the clouds. It is not possible for humans to create such strong electric fields on demand.

Additionally, the energy released in a lightning bolt is immense and cannot be sustained by man-made devices. Lightning bolts can reach temperatures of up to 50,000 degrees Fahrenheit and release millions of watts of energy. This level of energy is not sustainable for man-made devices and can result in damage or destruction.

It is also important to note that lightning bolts are a result of the natural processes of the Earth's atmosphere and are not caused by AC current. Trying to sustain lightning bolts with high voltage AC current would not only be impossible but also dangerous.

In conclusion, while humans have made advancements in technology and electricity, we are not able to replicate the natural phenomenon of lightning bolts. The conditions and energy involved are beyond our capabilities and attempting to do so would be both futile and dangerous.
 

Related to Can Man Sustain Lightning Bolts with Extreme Voltage AC?

1. Can humans survive being struck by lightning bolts with extreme voltage AC?

It is highly unlikely that a human could survive being struck by a lightning bolt with extreme voltage AC. The extreme voltage can cause severe burns, cardiac arrest, and damage to the nervous system. Even if a person does survive the initial strike, they may experience long-term health issues.

2. Can man-made technology withstand lightning bolts with extreme voltage AC?

It is possible for man-made technology to withstand lightning bolts with extreme voltage AC, but it would need to be specifically designed and built to do so. Regular technology and electrical systems are not typically equipped to handle such high voltage and can be damaged or destroyed by lightning strikes.

3. How does extreme voltage AC affect the environment?

Lightning bolts with extreme voltage AC can have a significant impact on the environment. They can start fires, damage trees and plants, and even cause soil erosion. They can also disrupt the delicate balance of ecosystems by killing off certain species and altering habitats.

4. Can lightning bolts with extreme voltage AC be harnessed as a source of energy?

While it is possible in theory to harness lightning bolts with extreme voltage AC as a source of energy, it is not currently a viable option. The unpredictable nature of lightning strikes makes it difficult to capture and store the energy. Additionally, the cost of building and maintaining the necessary infrastructure would likely outweigh the benefits.

5. Is it possible to control or manipulate lightning bolts with extreme voltage AC?

Currently, there is no known way to control or manipulate lightning bolts with extreme voltage AC. They are a natural occurrence that is difficult for humans to predict or control. Attempts to artificially create or manipulate lightning have been largely unsuccessful and can be dangerous.

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