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

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

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