CONICAL CONDUCTOR (SMALL)
- Our conical conductor comprises of a brass Cone which is mounted on an ebonite rod.
- This assembly is fitted on a metal base.
- In a conical sphere, the electric field intensity is highest at the tip of the cone, leading to a non-uniform distribution of electric field.
- Therefore, students can appreciate how the process of charge expulsion is faster in a conical conductor, due to the development of a potential gradient.
The brass cone is 10 × 5 cm in diameter.