Accession Number : ADD007846

Title :   Electrostatic Charge Generator.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Paszyc,Aleksy J ; Huang,Kwang T ; Shiroma,Dallas M

Report Date : 16 Sep 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : An electrostatic charge generator for continually providing charge carriers of a given polarity in a flow of dielectric fluid. The charge generator comprises a coaxial tube with an inner conductor wire coaxial with a hollow, cylindrical outer conductor. A D.C. potential is applied between the inner and outer conductors of the coaxial tube and a dielectric liquid, such as oil, is caused to flow therethrough. Since the intensity of the nonuniform field in the conductor tube is highest near the inner conductor, the electrostatic charges of the opposite polarity as the inner conductor are removed from the dielectric fluid faster than charges of the same polarity are removed at the outer conductor. This results inthe dielectric fluid exiting the conductor tube carrying a charge of the remaining polarity.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Electrostatic generators, *Charge carriers, Coaxial configurations, Dielectric properties, Fluid flow, Electrostatic charge, Polarity, Tubes, Electrical conductivity, Electric conductors, Cylindrical bodies, High voltage

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution
      Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE