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Large leyden jar help?

  1. May 29, 2008 #1
    im making a large leyden jar to be charged from a van der gaaf generator. does anyone know if i use spray adhesive on inner foil layer to hold it in place will it affect the way it works? or stop it working?
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  3. May 29, 2008 #2


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    I don't think the adhesive will affect operation. The glass jar provides the dielectric.

    Do be extremely careful. Many deaths have resulted from playing with Leyden jars.
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