Image: Van de Graaff fixing his first generator

Displaying image 192 of 200 images in Physics.

1 rating


Van de Graaff fixing his first generator



In 1929 Van de Graaff returned to the United States to join the Palmer Physics Laboratory at Princeton University as a National Research Fellow. In the fall of that year he constructed the first working model of his electrostatic accelerator which developed 80,000 volts. Improvements were made to the basic design and in November, 1931 at the inaugural dinner of the American Institute of Physics, a demonstration model was exhibited that produced over 1,000,000 volts. The invention was reported at a meeting of the American Physical Society in 1931.



Source: http://chem.ch.huji.ac.il/history/graaff_generator2.jpg

Views: 3,030
Added: 11 years ago.
Topic: Electrostatics

Share:

Comments

There are no comments. Be the first to post one.
  Post comment as a guest user.
Click to login or register:
Your name:
Your email:
(will not appear)
Your comment:
(max. 1000 characters)
Are you human? (Sorry)