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Van De Graaff with Streamers
# 5B10.15




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Description: Ribbons are attached to the Van de Graaff sphere. Turn on the Van de Graaff generator. The ribbons will usually stick to the conducting sphere. Use the ungrounded, pointed probe to lift them off. The ribbons will arrange themselves so that they follow the field lines.

Purchased/Built: purchased

Setup Time: 5 min

Quant. in Demo Room: 2

Source: Central Scientific

Demo References
The Video Encyclopedia of Physics Demonstrations Disc 17-08 Show Van de Graaff with paper streamers, then hair on end.
Freier and Anderson Ec-3 A small stand with thin paper strips is placed on an electrostatic generator.

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