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

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

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