Chalk River Electrometer
This instrument, a
variant of the Lindemann electrometer, was built at
The quadrants are of a
different construction than the flat plates of the Lindemann electrometer.
If viewed from the side, each quadrant looks somewhat like the letter
The sensing element is a short (ca. 2 cm) rigid fiber that is attached at the middle to a taut suspension fiber. The latter is attached at each end to a vertical post.
In the photograph to the right, the moveable quartz fiber, but not the suspension fiber to which it is attached, is barely visible.
Last updated: 07/25/07
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