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Monday, 23 June 2014 14:47

J3-07: VAN DE GRAAFF - DISCHARGE TO VARIOUS RADII

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  • ID Code: J3-07
  • Purpose: Demonstrate that for a charged conductor a smaller radius produces a higher electric field.
  • Description: The Van de Graaff discharges to the ground sphere at the left in the absence of the smaller elliptical conductor (from J3-06) at the right. When the grounded elliptical conductor is positioned near the Van de Graaff dome, the end with the smaller radius of curvature discharges the dome with less of a spark, indicating a smaller electric field. Discharge to the larger end is more similar to the ground sphere.
  • Availability: Available
  • Loc codes: J3a, J3b
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