# Making an "At-Home Aurora"

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I was looking around online trying to come up with a new experiment to do and came across the Aurora's. I found some interesting things out and was wondering if one could manage to shoot a large amount of electrons into an enclosed magnetic field, would it have the same effect?

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I think "Aura" is probably the wrong word to be using, Corona Discharge would be a bit closer, and yes, this can be influenced by a magnetic field, magnetic quenching used in some spark-gaps exploits this.

you would have to be careful of the field geometry however, it Can resonate and give off dangerous levels of RF.

think Magnetron.

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pssst... "Aurora," not "aura."

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Doh!

eitherway though, the answer is still the same, and its perfectly doable, although it wont look anywhere near as beautiful as the real thing which has many other factors and variables involved with the coloring and patterns.

I have seen such things in old Thermionic valves used in RF linear amps.

I dont know how well equiped your home lab is though, so I cant comment as to doability for You particularly.

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Thanks for the help. I really appriciate it.

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