Northwestern Physics Demos                                 Go back to Static Electricty
DCS# 5A10.10NWU# ES-1 Location:    10 D 2
title: Frictional Electricity
aka: Rods and Fur
    Glass and a hard rubber rod are rubbed with fur to produce positive and negative charges which can be shown on an electroscope.  Also available is a sample of AMBER, to connect to the ancient Greeks who first observed an electrical effect.  
    Fur and silk are kept in a low humidity drying chamber when not in use.

    Would this work on the moon? (ie. with lower gravity?)

Look up the Triboelectric Index to learn which different surfaces produce which charges.
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