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electrophorus

An early form of electrostatic generator. It consists of a flat dielectric plate and a metal plate with an insulated handle. The dielectric plate is charged by friction and the metal plate ...

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A Dictionary of Electronics and Electrical Engineering (5 ed.)

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2018

... An early form of simple electrostatic charge generator. A flat dielectric plate (‘cake’) is positively charged by friction. A metal plate with an insulated handle is placed on the cake and momentarily earthed, taking with it an induced negative charge when it is removed. The process can be repeated until the original positive charge has leaked away. ...

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