Bifilar electrometer

From Glossary of Meteorology



bifilar electrometer

An electrometer of the electrostatic type in which the potential to be measured is applied to two metal-coated quartz fibers, and the deflection due to their mutual repulsion is observed through a low-power microscope.

The bifilar electrometer is used for potential measurements in atmospheric electricity studies.
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