Faraday ice bucket experiment

Faraday ice bucket experiment

[′far·ə‚dā ′īs ‚bək·ət ik‚spər·ə·mənt]
(electricity)
Experiment in which one lowers a charged metal body into a pail and observes the effect on an electroscope attached to the pail, with and without contact between body and pail; the experiment shows that charge resides on a conductor's outside surface.