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Biefeld brown effect

  1. Mar 18, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    i was looking at an article on wikipedia on the biefeld brown effect
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biefeld–Brown_effect
    and i could not understand why there's some form of repulsion between the two electrodes,
    thought the are oppositely charged and at insanely high voltages


    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution
    arent oppositely charged objects supposed to attract?

    and what does the statement
    " . . . This produces an equally scaled opposing force in the lower electrode ...."
    in the article mean? does it mean that when the now positively charged particles are attracted by a force in the direction of the negative electrode, there is an equal and opposite reaction on the positive electrode? :confused:
     
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