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Rods and Fur with Electroscope
# 5A10.10




Description: PVC and/or clear plastic rods are rubbed with different materials to build up static charges and show static electric fields.

Instructions: Rub the fur cloth on the PVC rod to produce negative charge on the rod. Rub the cellophane on the plastic rod to produce positive charge on the rod.

Hazards: any ICs or magnetic media (floppy disks, etc.) might suffer contact or discharge

Parts: fur, PVC rod, sheet of plastic, plastic rod

Purchased/Built: built

Setup Time: none

Quant. in Demo Room: 2

Demo References
Freier and Anderson Ea-1 Rods, fur, etc.
The Video Encyclopedia of Physics Demonstrations Disc 16-21 Rub acrylic and rubber rods with wool and place on a pivot. Graphic overlays show charges.

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