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Faraday cage

  1. May 4, 2006 #1

    wolram

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    please forgive a not very scientific question, i am wondered if static electricity can penetrate a faraday cage, this has to do with ball lightning being seen in an aircraft.
     
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  3. May 4, 2006 #2

    Mk

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    Nooooo... a Faraday cage blocks out all electromagnetic fields.
     
  4. May 4, 2006 #3

    Mk

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    Unless you mean if static fields can be generated from the inside of the cage, the yes, you can.
     
  5. May 9, 2006 #4
    I've heard of ball lightning passing through the front windows of aircraft into the interior.
    Try this for a model of static charge entering into an opening of a Faraday cage:
    http://webphysics.davidson.edu/Applets/Poisson/Faraday.html
     
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