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Van de Graaff generator

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Daniel Brown

on 28 April 2010

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Van de Graaff generator 1. hollow metallic sphere
(with positive charges)

2. electrode connected to the sphere

3. Upper roller

4. side of the belt with positive charges

5. Opposite side of the belt with negative charges

6. lower roller

7. Lower electrode

8. Spherical device with negative charges

9. Spark produced by the difference of the potentials Who is the inventor of the Van de Graaff generator?
Robert Jemison Van de Graaff The working principle can be shown by a small well-known experiment about electrostatic. Experiment CV curriculum vitae
= Lebenslauf * 1901 in Alabama Masters degrees at The University of Alabama † 1967 What will happen if the generator is turned on while you are touching the globe? a hair-raising experience source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Van_de_Graaff_generator source:education.jlab.org/glossary/vandegraaff.html source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Robert_J._Van_de_Graaff.jpg physicist, instrument maker , professor at the Princeton University Thank you for your attention! sources:

en.wikipedia.org, Van de Graaf: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Van_de_Graaff_generator

Meyers Physiklexikon, 1973, page 96

youtube.com, Mythbusters: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhLbYaIoxsE&feature=related What is a Van de Graaff generator?
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