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Electrostatic Influence Machines

  1. Jul 31, 2006 #1
    Hi,

    I've been doing some reading on electrostatic influence machines like this one here called Nicholson's Doubler:

    www.coe.ufrj.br/~acmq/nicholson.html[/URL]

    I was wondering if there is any drag force or back attraction/repulsion torques that the rotating disks would experience as the operator rotates the handle.

    Thanks,
    Jason O
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 22, 2017
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