Van de Graaff Generator

Demo

Van de Graaff generator is connected to the grounding device.

Concept Overview:

1. Generation of electric charge by induction

Lecturer Procedure

Step(s) to Follow Expected Result

1. Be sure that the machine is connected to a good ground.

2. Turn on device

3. Handle the grounding device by the insulating rod.

Dishcharge of charge (spark) should be visible between the sphere and the grounding device.

See the following demonstrations for variations:

https://learning.physics.iastate.edu/more-personal-van-de-graaff-experience

https://learning.physics.iastate.edu/van-de-graaff-lightning-rod

https://learning.physics.iastate.edu/van-de-graaff-and-pie-tins

 

Identifier: 
E&M: ES - 013