News tagged with electrostatic forces

Snap-proof space tether

(Phys.org) —Space tethers hold intriguing potential for satellite manoeuvring, attitude control and even power generation. But about half of all orbital tether tests have either failed to deploy or snapped, ...

Apr 02, 2013 5 / 5 (4) 0

Seeing an atomic thickness

Scientists from NPL, in collaboration with Linkoping University, Sweden, have shown that regions of graphene of different thickness can be easily identified in ambient conditions using Electrostatic Force ...

May 19, 2011 4 / 5 (2) 0

Electrostatic surface cleaning

It's often the little things that count in industrial manufacturing processes. Particles less than half the diameter of a hair in size can significantly impair quality in production. For example, there should ...

Oct 07, 2009 not rated yet 0