Charging systems for electrostatic generators.
Truax, Robert C.
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This paper examines the possibilities of using ions in a flowing gaseous medium for charging electrostatic generators of the Van de Graaff type. Within the limits of the experiments made, it is concluded that this charging system could be used profitably to replace the conventional belt in certain cases. For low voltage, high current requirements where a long service-life is desired, the charging system investigated appears particularly advantageous.
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