Basic electrostatics with the field electrometer

Equipment:

  • Parallel plate capacitor

  • Electrometer

  • Faraday ice pair

  • Charge producer.

  • Conductive sphere

  • DC voltage power supply 0-6000V and its adaptor.

  • Track with Holder for parallel plate.

  • Connection cables.

Description

In this experiment, we can study

  • Faraday ice pair and charge

  • Charge distribution in electric field

  • Capacitor and Q=CV relation ship

  • By using faraday pail or an equi – potential surface and metallic ball, you can find out a range of an electric charge which is induced by high voltage