autogenous electrification

autogenous electrification

[ȯ′täj·ə·nəs i‚lek·trə·fə′kā·shən]
(physics)
The process by which net charge is built up on an object, such as an airplane, moving relative to air containing dust or ice crystals; produced by frictional effects (triboelectrification) accompanying contact between the object and the particulate matter.