Can Expander
Ever wonder what would happen if you dumped a multi megawatt electrical pulse through a solenoid inside of an aluminum beverage can?  No?  Then prepare your mind for expansion.
Drawing of can expander coil.
This drawing shows the expander coil.  Ten turns of 14 gauge magnet wire, with crimp on, 3/8", ring terminals, are wound around a 5" length of 2" OD X 1.75" ID polycarbonate tubing and held in place with two split rings made from 2.25" OD X 2" ID polycarbonate tubing.  The coil is covered with a 6" length of 2.5" OD X 2.25" ID polycarbonate tubing, held in place by a friction fit, which insulates the can from the coil.  The tube holding the coil is centered around a 15" length of 1/2" OD copper rod with two 1/2" thick polycarbonate rings 1.75" OD X 1/2" ID.  The upper ring is epoxied to the tube, the lower ring is not and both are friction fit over the copper rod.  The copper rod is drilled and tapped to accept a 1/4"-20 machine screw at the top end and the 3/8"-16 terminal of my pulse capacitors at the bottom end.  A third split ring near the bottom of the inner tube, helps hold the wire in place.

Can expander set up.

Close up of can expander coil.
Cans expanded at 30 and 35 KV.