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Rotation of Dielectric Bodies in Electrostatic Fields

Nature volume 119, page 238 (12 February 1927) | Download Citation

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THE rotation of dielectric bodies when suspended between the knobs of a Wimshurst machine was first observed by me about a year ago. Since then the phenomenon has been studied by Messrs. L. G. Vedy and G. Gowltand and other pupils of mine. Experiments illustrating the phenomenon were shown at the recent Physical and Optical Societies' exhibition at the Imperial College of Science and Technology, particulars of some of which are given below.

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  1. The Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle Street, W.1, Jan. 9.

    • S. W. RICHARDSON

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