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Virtual Lab: Van de Graaff Generators
University of Virginia
© 2003-Present, John C. Bean
This is how the generator looks in the real world.

Plug it in and flip on the power switch.

Then, as you turn up the control knob, you can hear a motor building speed.

A short time later the dome of the generator begins to build up a strong electric charge.

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