Current – vs – Charge Continuous Vs Intermittent
What type of charge does the generator generate?
How does it operate Van de Graf Generator Generates a static electric charge Motor rotates a brush which generates the charge Brush comes in contact with a moving rubber belt which takes the charge and moves it upward A second brush takes the charge off the belt and connects to the dome Since the dome is round, the charge spreads evenly
Electricity and force Anything that is touching just the dome will also be charged If objects are all charged the same way, they will want to electrically repel each other If the electric repulsion force is larger than the weight of the objects and friction, they will move apart
Electricity and Energy Work is being done to the objects flying. Macroscopically, the energy was stored on the generator (PE) and converted to KE when object moved