Electrostatic Field Lines (Like Charges)

Electrostatic Field Lines (Like Charges)

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Caption: The electrostatic field lines around two parallel plates are shown by placing the two plates below a pan filled with cooking oil and pepper flakes. The pepper flakes align in the electric field and allow visualization of the field. In this image the left and right plates have identical charge of +30,000 volts. This image is part of a series showing different charging conditions.

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