The Increasing Role of Chemistry in Understanding Triboelectric Charging of Insulating Materials – A Paradigm Shift
Issue: 2015 - Volume 5 [Issue 2]
Meurig W. Williams *
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Triboelectric charging of insulating materials has traditionally been considered a physics problem, but chemistry is playing a rapidly increasing role. Several important advances have been made since the last reviews. These developments, together with description of the role of chemistry, are reported here.
Keywords: Triboelectricity, contact charging, mechanisms of contact charging, static electricity