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Van de Graaff with Ball and Point
# 5B30.35


Description: A conducting ball and a point are grounded to the Van de Graaff. Turn on the Van de Graaff and alternately hold the ball and point near the large sphere. Hold the ball near the sphere and then bring the point near to stop the sparking.

Parts: Van de Graaff generator, grounding sphere, chicken stick

Purchased/Built: purchased

Setup Time: 5 min

Quant. in Demo Room: 1

Source: Central Scientific

Demo References
The Video Encyclopedia of Physics Demonstrations Disc 17-09 With paper streamers as a field indicator, bring a ball and point close to the Van de Graaff.

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