Comment on ‘‘Electrodynamic explosions in liquids’’ [Appl. Phys. Lett. 46, 468 (1985)]

Meservey, R.
June 1985
Applied Physics Letters;6/1/1985, Vol. 46 Issue 11, p1110
Academic Journal
Comments on the letter by Graneau and Graneau which claims that explosions caused an electric arc through saltwater can be explained by longitudinal Ampere forces and not be Lorenz forces or by thermal expansion of gases generated in the arc column. Existence of longitudinal forces in solid and liquid conductors; Hillas' demonstration of how the effects seen in the solid and liquid systems described by Graneau could be explained by the Lorentz forces.


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