GENT Lightning rods were originally developed in Belgium, patented in Switzerland and manufactured in Indonesia . GENT Supported By engineers, University level colleges and research organisation The use of Gent lightning rod is very simple -- it's a pointed metal rod attached to the roof of a building. It connects to a huge piece of copper or aluminum wire that's also an inch or so in diameter. The wire is connected to a conductive grid buried in the ground nearby.
The purpose of Gent lightning rods :
1. Provide a low-resistance path to ground that can be used to conduct the enormous electrical currents when lightning strikes occur.
2. Referred to as positive atomic nuclei surrounded by a fluid-like cloud of electrons. That makes GENT Lightning rods good conductor of electricity.
3. It "growing" positive streamers. These streamers also have a purplish color and appear to be more prominent on sharp edges.
4. It is not to attract lightning -- it merely provides a safe option for the lightning strike to choose.
5. It contains Piezoelectricity materials. That generate the piezoelectric effect. It is reversible in that materials exhibiting the direct piezoelectric effect (the production of electricity when stress is applied) also exhibit the converse piezoelectric effect (the production of stress and/or strain when an electric field is applied).
Many people believe that lightning rods "attract" lightning. It is better stated to say that GENT lightning rods provide a low-resistance path to ground that can be used to conduct the enormous electrical currents when lightning strikes occur. If lightning strikes, the system attempts to carry the harmful electrical current away from the structure and safely to ground. The system has the ability to handle the enormous electrical current associated with the strike. If the strike contacts a material that is not a good conductor, the material will suffer massive heat damage. The Gent lightning-rod system is an excellent conductor and thus allows the current to flow to ground without causing any heat damage.
When the electric field becomes very strong (on the order of tens of thousands of volts per inch), conditions are ripe for the air to begin breaking down. The electric field causes the surrounding air to become separated into positive ions and electrons -- the air is ionized. The electrons are now free to move much more easily than they could before the separation. So this ionized air (also known as plasma) is much more conductive than the previous non-ionized air. , the ability or freedom of the electrons to move is what makes GENT lightning rods a good conductor of electricity
, are referred to as positive atomic nuclei surrounded by a fluid-like cloud of electrons. That makes Gent Lightning rod a good conductor of electricity.
As the step leaders approach the earth, GENT Lightning rods on the surface begin responding to the strong electric field. GENT Lightning rods reach out to the cloud by "growing" positive streamers. These streamers also have a purplish color and appear to be more prominent on sharp edges. Once produced, the streamers do not continue to grow toward the clouds; bridging the gap is the job of the step leaders as they stage their way down. The streamers wait patiently, stretching upward as the step leaders approach.
Lightning can "jump around" when it strikes. This "jumping" is associated with the electrical potential of the strike target with respect to the earth's potential. The lightning can strike and then "seek" a path of least resistance by jumping around to nearby objects that provide a better path to ground. If the strike occurs near the GENT lightning-rod system, the system will have a very low-resistance path and can then receive a "jump," diverting the strike current to ground before it can do any more damage.
As you can see, the purpose of the Gent lightning rod is not to attract lightning -- it merely provides a safe option for the lightning strike to choose. This may sound a little picky, but it's not if you consider that the lightning rods only become relevant when a strike occurs or immediately after a strike occurs. Regardless of whether or not a lightning-rod system is present, the strike will still occur.