5B30.50 - Electrostatic Pinwheel - Ion Motor

Code Number:
Demo Title:
Electrostatic Pinwheel - Ion Motor
Surface Charge Density
Area of Study:
Electricity & Magnetism
Electrostatic Pinwheel and Van de Graaff Generator.

Connect the dome of the Van de Graaff generator to the connection on the pinwheel. When you turn on the generator electrostatic charge leaking off the points will cause the pinwheel to turn.

Video Credit: Daniel Reinart.

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