Faraday Cage with Electroscope


An electroscope is inside a Faraday cage.  Next to it, a piece of fur and rod are resting.

Concept Overview:

1. A mesh of conducting material can block an electric field from penetrating the interior.

2. Electrostatic Shielding

Lecturer Procedure

Step(s) to Follow Expected Result

1. Charge rod by rubbing it with fur.

2. Bring rod near electroscope

Needle on electroscope will deflect

1. Place electroscope inside the cage.

2. Repeat the steps above

Needle on electroscope will not move.



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