A device for repeatedly generating static electricity by induction.
- Pancaldi tells us in detail the intriguing and difficult stories of the births of the electrophorus, the condenser, the electrometer and the battery.
- The electrophorus has historically been used as a charge dispensing device.
- An electrophorus consists of a flat insulator on which rests a removable metal plate.
Late 18th century: from electro- + Greek -phoros 'bearing'.
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