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written by David Stern
Available Languages: English, Spanish
This web page provides instructions for building an Electrophorus from common household items.  This type of capacitor was invented by Volta and may have been used to amplify voltage in his experiments. A historical perspective and links to other materials on electrostatics is provided.
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Electricity & Magnetism
- Capacitance
- Electrostatics
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
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© 1998 David Stern
capacitor, electroscope, electrostatics, interactive lesson, take home lab
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