Story about the Greeks or other ancients and what they knew about triboelectricity?
From the wikipedia:
"The triboelectric effect (also known as 'triboelectric charging') is a type of contact electrification in which certain materials become electrically charged after they come into contact with another different material and are then separated (such as through rubbing). The polarity and strength of the charges produced differ according to the materials, surface roughness, temperature, strain, and other properties."
The first to organize a series was Volta in 1779. Modern lists give:
|(Most positively charged)||(Small negative charge)||Acetate|
|Glass||Sealing wax||Styrene (Styrofoam)|
|Human hair||Rubber balloon||Polyurethane|
|Nylon||Resins||Polyethylene(like Scotch tape|
|Paper (Small positive charge),||Silver||Rubber|
|Cotton (No charge)||Gold||Ebonite|
|Steel (No charge),||Platinum||(Most negatively charged )|
|In 1783, according to popular version of the story, Galvani dissected a frog at a table where he had been conducting experiments with static electricity, Galvani's assistant touched an exposed sciatic nerve of the frog with a metal scalpel, which had picked up a charge. At that moment, they saw sparks and the dead frog's leg kick as if in life. The observation made Galvani the first investigator to appreciate the relationship between electricity and animation — or life|