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Electrons create a reaction

Nature Materials volume 7, pages 429430 (2008) | Download Citation

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In an identification parade of chemical reactions using a single-electrode system, the charges generated by the mechanical rubbing of insulators are shown to be electrons rather than ions.

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  1. Toribio F. Otero is at the Centre for Electrochemistry and Intelligent Materials, Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, Aulario II, 30203 Cartagena, Spain.  toribio.fotero@upct.es

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