electrons replaced

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by wallacebrian, Feb 3, 2010.

  1. wallacebrian

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    when electrons leave an atom during static electricity how are they replaced???
     
  2. KL7AJ

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    The atoms remain ionized (charged) until the source of electrons is restored. If the material in question is a perfect dielectric, it can remain charged forever. Most real-world materials, however will eventually "leak" back to their uncharged state.
     
  3. Wendy

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    There are vast source of electrons out there, I'll bet even the solar wind has some. They will find a source somewhere.
     
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