Atmospheric Electrostatics - Wahlin L.

Название: Atmospheric Electrostatics
Автор: Wahlin L.
Категория: Физика
Тип: Книга
Дата: 21.10.2008 20:28:24
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Описание: Static electricity became a fashionable science in the early 1700 century and several investigators drew a parallel between the sparks produced in the laboratories to that of lightning and thunder produced during foul weather. It is surprising, however, that even today with our highly advanced technology in electronics and space science we still do not know what causes thunderclouds to charge. The purpose of this book is to give a general overview on atmospheric electricity and to discuss several proposed charging mechanisms including resent important discoveries in atmospheric electrochemistry. The aspects of atmospheric electrochemistry becomes important when we realize that the atmosphere, due to the constant bombardment of cosmic rays, is ionized and behaves very much like an electrolyte. Electrochemical potentials are produced on material surfaces that are exposed to our ionized atmosphere and are as common as contact potentials generated when dissimilar conducting materials touch each other. This book is not a review of the most current publications on atmospheric electricity but serves as overview of the basic problems still at large and the purpose is to try to inspire new fresh blood into the oldest field of electricity. Two excellent textbooks are recommended for those interest in a detailed picture of the electrical structure of our atmosphere: H. Israel, Atmospheric Electricity Vol. 1, (1970), and Vol.2 1973. J.A. Chalmers, Atmospheric Electricity, (1957).
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