what is vandegraf generator...?

what is vandegraf generator...?


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8 years ago
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AVan de Graaff generatoris an electrostatic generatorwhich uses a moving belt to accumulate very high amounts of electrical potential on a hollow metal globe on the top of the stand. It was invented byAmerican physicistRobert J.Van de Graffin 1929. The potential differenceachieved in modern Van de Graaff generators can reach 5 megavolts. A tabletop version can produce on the order of 100,000 volts and can store enough energy to produce a visible spark.

A Van de Graaff generator operates by transferring electric charge from a moving belt to a terminal.Firstinvented in 1929,the Van de Graaff generatorbecame a source of high voltage for accelerating subatomic particles to high speeds, making it a useful tool for fundamental physics research.

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