Electrostatics experiments

Light objets attraction Hanging balloon Trickle of water Electroscope and versorium Charging and discharging by contact Charging by induction Points power Two sorts of electric charges (a) Two sorts of electric charges (b) Conduction Sign of Charges Electrostatic chime Electrophorus Faraday  Cage
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by Michel Maussion - University of Nantes - France

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Attracted balloon



Inflate a balloon and rub the top
with a paper handkerchief.

Push it delicately to the ceiling :
if the air is dry it can remain
attracted during several hours.


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