Electricity & Magnetism

Generator Effect

The GENERATOR EFFECT demonstrates that a voltage, and hence a current, can be generated by plunging a coil of wire into and out of a strong magnet. The changing magnetic field within the loops of wire creates an electric field that pushes the electrons in the wire through the lamp, briefly lighting it. In a former life, the large box of magnets was used to bend a particle beam from an accelerator. The field strength within the magnets is 1600 gauss.