Van de Graaff Generator

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The Van de Graaff generator is a device used to produce high voltages by separation of electric charges. Electrostatic charges are produced by friction between a cylinder and a belt driven by an electric motor. Potential differences as high as megavolts can be produced.

Contributed by: Enrique Zeleny (February 2009)
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See the Wikipedia entry "Van de Graaff Generator".



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