PIRA 5A10.10 Static Charge: Rods, Fur and Silk
Instructions / Notes:
- Rub the PVC rod with the provided rabbit fur to produce negative charge on
the surface of the PVC.
- Ideally, a request for either an electroscope or pith balls was submitted at the same time as the request for the rod, fur and silk.
- The glass rod and silk produce a positive charge on the surface of the glass, which may not even work on a humid day.
Photo of the Demonstration Used at the University of Texas at Austin.
Drawing is Courtesy of the University of Minnesota
Last Updated 9/2016 - UT Physics Dept. All Rights Reserved