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# Can the belt of a Van de Graaff accelerator be a

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Problem 22CQ

Problem 22CQ

Can the belt of a Van de Graaff accelerator be a conductor? Explain.

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Solution  22CQ

This belt cannot be made of a conducting material because if it is made up of conductor then all the charges sprayed on the belt will immediately flow to ground.

This way charge will not be build on the terminal and it will not rise in potential. The basic idea of a Van de Graff generator is to physically move charge against the electrical gradient, and it is not possible if charge simply flow to ground.

Hence, the material used to build belt of a van de Graff generator can never be conductor.

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