Semyon Kirlian

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Semyon Kirlian
Семён Кирлиан
Born Семён Давидович Кирлиан
20 February 1898(1898-02-20)
Yekaterinodar, Russian Empire
Died 4 April 1978 (80)
Krasnodar, Russian SFSR
Spouse(s) Valentina Khrisanfovna (Lototskaya) Kirlian (m. 1923)

Semyon Davidovich Kirlian (Russian: Семён Давидович Кирлиан; Armenian: Սիմոն Կիրլյան; February 20, 1898 - April 4, 1978) was a Soviet electrician of Armenian descent, noted (along with his wife Valentina Kirlian) for his namesake Kirlian photography, a technique for the capture of electrical coronal discharge, commonly associated with auric research.

Selected Bibliography

  • Кирлиан, С.Д.; Кирлиан, В.Х. (1961), "Фотографирование и визуальное наблюдение при посредстве токов высокой частоты" (in Russian), Журнал Научной и Прикладной Фотографии и Кинематографии 6 (6): 397-403  — translated as N64-23286. Photography and Visual Observations by Means of High Frequency Currents by Foreign Technology Division, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (Dayton, Ohio), 1963: "A method of producing photographs from the action of high frequency currents was developed and is described. The method works on the following principle the non-electrical properties of the object being photographed are converted into electrical ones through the action of a field with a directed transfer of charges from the object photographic plate. By use of high frequency capacitor electron neutron optics the nonelectrical phenomena of living and nonliving objects are converted into electrical ones."
  • Кирлиан, С.Д.; Кирлиан, В.Х. (1964) (in Russian), В мире чудесных разрядов, Москва: Знание  — original manuscript published by Kazakh State University, 1958; translated as In the World of Wonderful Discharges
  • Adamenko, V.; Kirlian, S. D.; Kirlian, V. Kh., "Formation of High Frequency Images Using Large Discharge Gaps", Certain Problems of Biological Electrodynamics and Psychoenergetics (Moscow): 40-42 
  • Adamenko, V.; Kirlian, S. D.; Kirlian, V. Kh. (1972), Dombrovsky, B. A., ed., "The Biometer and its Possible Uses", Bioenergetics Questions (Material of the Scientific Methodological Seminar in Alma-Ata) (Southern California Society for Psychical Research, Inc.): 27-1, 27-2