First Van de Graff generator, 1930s

First Van de Graff generator, 1930s

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Caption: One of the first Van de Graaf generators, built by Robert Van De Graaf at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the 1930s. A high-voltage electrostatic generator, the machine was one of the first subatomic particle accelerators. It can produce such high electrical potentials that it gives rise to spectacular bolts of "man-made lightning", as in this photograph.

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