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This video from MIT demonstrates the effect of a Faraday cage in an electric field. A Benjamin Franklin figure is first shown exposed to the electric field before he is covered with a metal cage and protected from the field.

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Electricity & Magnetism
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Physics To Go This resource was a Physics To Go feature from March 16, 2008 until April 1, 2008. View the feature here!

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Rights Holder: MIT
Keywords: Faraday cage, electricity, electrostatics
Record Creator: Metadata instance created July 8, 2009 by Raina Khatri
Record Updated: Aug 19, 2020 by Lyle Barbato
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Luis, thank you for pointing this out. I'm not sure what wasn't working previously, but the link appears to be working now.

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Faraday's Cage (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 2008), <>.
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Faraday's Cage. (2009, February 24). Retrieved December 1, 2022, from Massachusetts Institute of Technology:
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Faraday's Cage. Cambridge: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, February 24, 2009. (accessed 1 December 2022).
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