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gold-leaf electrometer, gold leaf electrometer
A simple instrument for measuring an electrical charge.

A support in an insulating chamber which has a moveable gold leaf attached to it.

Increasing the same charge causes increasing forces of repulsion, which causes additional movements of the gold leaf away from the support.

This entry is located in the following unit: electro-, electr-, electri- (page 93)