Archive for October 2013

The Senko Hanabi Sparkler: A Study Of Its Reaction Mechanisms

Frederick Van Der Sypt, M.D.

Abstract: The senko hanabi sparkler was found to be a very useful tool to study glitter phenomena. It was shown that current theoretical frameworks are incapable of explaining all observations. New elements were added to the discussion about the role of critical temperature and potassium sulfate concentration on the glitter flash. Also, the role of sodium bicarbonate as glitter enhancer and coloring agent was demonstrated in the senko hanabi sparkler.

Keywords: Senko hanabi, sparkler, satori effect, glitter


Ref: JPyro, Issue 32, 2013, pp43-56 (J32_43)


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The Senko Hanabi Sparkler: A Study Of Factors Affecting Construction And Performance

Frederick Van Der Sypt, M.D.

Abstract: This article describes the many variables that influence the proper functioning of a senko hanabi sparkler. Standardization of these variables led to the development of a reliable and optimized device. On top of this, two new effects were added to the traditional design, the first being a diversification and maximization of the spark effects by splitting the composition. The second innovation is the addition of pure magnesium that gives the sparkler a spectacular glitter finish. The possibility of producing a significantly colored glitter other than white and yellow, is brought into question by the current experiments.

Keywords: Senko hanabi, sparkler, satori effect, glitter


Ref: JPyro, Issue 32, 2013, pp27-42 (J32_27)


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