electrostatic generator


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electrostatic generator

[i‚lek·trə′stad·ik ′jen·ə‚rād·ər]
(electricity)
Any machine which produces electric charges by friction or (more commonly) electrostatic induction.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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In his Clapham workshop, Wimshurst made several types of electrostatic generators, often introducing modifications to improve them.
Other examples include the Van de Graaf electrostatic generator or Wimshurst electrostatic generator.
Built for a single run (which has yet to occur) in a water main under Manhattan, New York-New York comprised an impressive array of archaic machinery (integrated circuits, electrostatic generators) designed to evoke the legendary metropolis by playing snippets from its Broadway hits, punching out ticker tape, etc.

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