“I think the most likely mechanism for providing the spark is electrostatic,” Stansfield said.
Varian has developed an electrostatic plotter to sell for about $15,000.
We get some gravity, some magnetic, and some electrostatic field distortion, too.
By varying the electrostatic force we can agitate the atoms, and cause them to collide accompanied by evolution of heat and light.
This is equivalent to an electric force of about 500 electrostatic units.
We must, in particular, remember what is meant by the specific resistance, ρ of mercury in the electrostatic system.
It is a convenient form of what is called an electrostatic condenser.
By holding the tube T1 anywhere in the electrostatic field, the filament is rendered incandescent.
Seriously, though, I didn't think the electrostatic curvature would be so slow to adjust.
But on carefully investigating the phenomena I found that the effects produced were more of an electrostatic nature.
Relating to or caused by electric charges that are not in motion. Compare electrodynamic.