Patent Number: 6,804,106

Title: Method and apparatus for a lightning protection using vacuum plasma

Abstract: The present invention relates to lightning protection, and in particular, to lightning protection using vacuum plasma. The lightning protection of the present invention impairs an electric field created by an atmospheric condition, such as a charged cloud, by polarizing vacuum plasma that is under the effect of the electric field. The polarized plasma neutralizes or diminishes the electric field in the proximity of a protected object and thus prevents the electric field from reaching a sufficient level where the air near the protected object fails to act as an insulator. In this way, the lightning strike is prevented from hitting an object surrounded by or in close proximity to the plasma.

Inventors: Zhuang; Hongchun (Beijing, CN)

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International Classification: H01T 4/12 (20060101); H01T 4/00 (20060101); H01T 023/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/12/2021