Electrophorus

NOUN
  1. type genus of the family Electrophoridae; electric eels
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  • An electrophorus consists of a flat insulator on which rests a removable metal plate.
  • These tiny sparks from the electrophorus, or the bigger discharges of an electrical machine, can be stored in a simple apparatus called a Leyden jar, which was discovered by accident. The Story of Electricity
  • Italian scientist Alexander Volta in 1775 gave the electrophorus the form which it retains to the present day. Scientific American Supplement, No. 647, May 26, 1888
  • When the charged plate or conductor of the electrophorus touches the knob the inner foil takes a positive charge, which induces a negative charge in the outer foil through the glass. The Story of Electricity
  • Of late years the principle of induction, which is the secret of the Leyden jar and electrophorus, has been applied in constructing The Story of Electricity
  • My Thursday was drawing to a close; I had to return to Avignon, to resume my lessons on the electrophorus and the The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles
  • The electrophorus has historically been used as a charge dispensing device.
  • Pancaldi tells us in detail the intriguing and difficult stories of the births of the electrophorus, the condenser, the electrometer and the battery.
  • By vicinity; Volta's electrophorus and Rennet's doubler. The Temple of Nature; or, the Origin of Society A Poem, with Philosophical Notes
  • I first excite the electrophorus in the usual manner, and you see that it then influences a charge in its top plate; the charge in the resinous compound is known as negative, while the charge induced in its top plate is known as positive. Scientific American Supplement, No. 647, May 26, 1888
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