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Kirlian Photography

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Kirlian photography is a collection of photographic techniques used to capture the phenomenon of electrical coronal discharges. It is named after Semyon Kirlian, who, in 1939, accidentally discovered that if an object on a photographic plate is connected to a high-voltage source, an image is produced on the photographic plate.[1] The technique has been variously known as “electrography”,[2] “electrophotography”,[3] “corona discharge photography” (CDP),[4] “bioelectrography”,[5] “gas discharge visualization (GDV)”,[6] “electrophotonic imaging (EPI)”,[7] and, in Russian literature, “Kirlianography”.