Triboelectric series

1757 Triboelectric series

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Johan Carl Wilcke tribology

Triboelectric series



The title of Johan Carl Wilcke’s thesis in 1757 is Disputatio physica experimentalis, de electricitatibus contrariis. For his triboelectric series, he listed smooth glass (producing the most positive charge), wool, quills, wood, paper, sealing wax, white wax, rough glass, lead, sulfur, and metals other than lead (producing the most negative charge).

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