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Experiments on Tribo-Electricity

Nature volume 100, pages 336337 (27 December 1917) | Download Citation



IT is strange that tribo-electricity-that is, the subject which deals with the production of charges by rubbing together unlike materials-has been so greatly neglected by experimentalists during the last century. A dozen branches of electricity have, during that period, been developed to the dignity of voluminous quantitative sciences, whilst this section of the subject, which is of great antiquity, can be dealt with on a page or two of a text-book, and consists of incoherent qualitative facts.

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