VEGA - Live Microscope Session

Looking a very interesting cathode formation

This is the first attempt at a LIVE and interactive microscope session

Two tests were conducted in the run up to the attempted live session, conducted on the same brass cathode plate. Brass is normally a copper/zinc alloy sometimes with small amounts of tin and lead.

If you go to the MFMP/Parkhomov reaction tables designed by myself and programmed by Philip power and type the following query:

E1 in ('H', 'Cu', 'Zn', 'Sn', 'Pb') and E2 in ('H', 'Cu', 'Zn', 'Sn', 'Pb') order by MeV desc

With only 1 pass, you will get 6241 reactions leading to the production of 275 nuclides.

Magnetic fluid?

I speculate, based on “LABYRINTHINE INSTABILITY IN MAGNETIC AND DIELECTRIC FLUIDS” 1983 paper by Ronald E. ROSENSWEIG et. al., that the track could be formed by a ‘Magnetic Fluid’, or quite possibly coherent matter structures that self organise on a magnetic basis.

One wonders if it has any relationship to a structure found on an OHMA plate.

Images from first live session