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Van de Graaff generator

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An electrostatic generator in which an electric charge is either removed from or transferred to a large hollow spherical electrode by a rapidly moving belt, accelerating particles to energies of about ten million electron volts.

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  • n. a device in which an electric charge is built up on a large spherical electrode by means of a rapidly moving belt

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  • n. electrical device that produces a high voltage by building up a charge of static electricity

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

After Robert Jemison Van de Graaff (1901-1967), American physicist.

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Named after its inventor Robert Jemison Van de Graaff.

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