Accession Number : AD0845143

Title :   The Mechanism of the Tribo Effect III: The Effect of the Humidity of the Air.

Descriptive Note : Special rept.,

Corporate Author : AEROJET-GENERAL CORP DOWNEY CA ORDNANCE DIV

Personal Author(s) : Owe Berg, T. G. ; Gaukler, T. A.

Report Date : MAR 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 62

Abstract : The effect of humidity of the air upon the electrification in friction of glass has been investigated. The results show that water is instrumental in the electrification. Assuming that electrification is the result of electrochemical oxidation-reduction reactions, the empirical formulae follow from the theory of hydrogen absorption by metals.

Descriptors :   *HUMIDITY, *STATIC ELECTRICITY, *GLASS, OXIDATION REDUCTION REACTIONS, FRICTION, AIR, ABSORPTION.

Subject Categories : Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE