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Description: The capacitor used for the 'Electrostatic Ping Pong' demo is connected to the Dirod machine. A candle is placed on a stand in between the two plates. While the Dirod Machine is running, the flame will lay down.

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Demo References
The Video Encyclopedia of Physics Demonstrations Disc 17-13 Attach a sharp point to one terminal of a Toepler-Holtz generator and point it at a candle flame.
Freier and Anderson Eb-3 A candle between pointed and plane electrodes attached to a Wimshurst will blow the flame.
Sutton E-37 A candle flame held near a point connected to the positive side of an electrostatic generator will repel the flame as if there is a breeze of ions.

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