Electrostatic imaging for the Turin-Shroud Man
Department of Electrical and Information Engineering, Polytechnic of Bari, 70125, Bari, via Orabona 4, Italy
This paper is especially aimed at claiming the electrical imaging as the most eligible transfer mechanism, than among others, in relation to the undistorted (to some extent, to be quite specific) body features of the Turin Shroud Man. Explaining the good quality of an on-plane electrostatic rendering turns out to be a rather hard exercise because of the refined composition of arguments that the subject carries along behind it. These need careful attention, as that paid to the greatest possible extent in the present treatment, in order to set up an indispensable theoretical background preparatory to any future experimental validation. We are very hopeful that this outcome can be reached with the stipulation that the exposed body is embedded in a suitably pre-ionized airspace. Accordingly, a suitable radon-originated air ionization scenario, internally to a closed space, is envisaged and discussed in the present stage of the investigation. The radon concentration needed to trigger and control interspersed corona activity is carefully examined. This activity results in a typical accelerated-aging surface agent for fabric and other dielectric materials. The given physicochemical degradation is here assumed as being directly implied, under prescribed conditions, even in the special image formation pertaining to the Shroud of Turin. Perhaps, the most striking prediction made in the paper is that, under tectonic conditions which are usually met in a number of radon-prone areas, radon overconcentrations can attain and exceed the level related to the discharge onset. Interestingly, this is also the case for the Old City of Jerusalem as a place intimately connected to Turin Shroud studies.
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