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Question about static elecrticity (car tires)

  1. Apr 20, 2015 #1
    i wanted to know when the car is moving, do the tyres create static electricity due to friction?
    please give me any info you know about it.
     
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  3. Apr 20, 2015 #2

    berkeman

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    Welcome to the PF.

    What do you find when you do a Google search with some of your search terms? :smile:
     
  4. Apr 20, 2015 #3
    unfortunatly found nothing!!
     
  5. Apr 20, 2015 #4

    berkeman

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    Try searching on this using Google: how do car tires generate static electricity

    The first hit on the list is pretty helpful. Why are you asking about this? Are you getting static shocks when you get out of your vehicle? The more likely culprit would be the fabric on your vehicle's seats... :smile:
     
  6. Apr 21, 2015 #5
    Friend, the friction between the wheels and the road of a moving car causes electrons to accumilate or leave some of the atoms on thesurface of car tire. This means the surface of the tire has ions formed on it, electrons do not move in static electricity, they are simply stationary on the surface of the charged object. If you want to know whether a material gains or loses electrons when rubbed with another material you can look at a triboelectrification chart like this one http://www.acpk.com/static_info.htm
    the best way to learn electricity principles is a youtube channel named jeff quitney; he has old military instructional videos that are outstanding.
     
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