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CBSE - XII Science - Physics - Electric Charges and Fields

mam please explain me d principle of van de graff generator

Asked by jaspreet singh 15th February 2011, 6:37 AM
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Dear student

It is based on the following principles:

1) Action of sharp points: Charges are leaked from pointed ends of charged conductors. This creates an electric wind (as moving air is ionized) which moves away from the conductor.

2) The property that the charge given to a hollow conductor is transferred to the outer surface and is distributed uniformly on it.

Hope this helps.




Answered by Expert 15th February 2011, 11:16 AM

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