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Watson XRF products are powered by an innovative new X-ray technology that maximizes the performance and minimises the cost of generating X-rays by using the so-called Triboelectric Effect, a process similar to static electricity, to eliminate the industry's typical requirements for expensive, high voltage devices.
The material developed by the UW-Madison team relies on the triboelectric effect, which creates a charge, most commonly seen as static electricity, through the friction of two materials rubbing against one another.
It may also be due to a triboelectric effect of air moving up the side of the pyramid collecting ions due to wind friction.
When this force is released, they separated, and electrons from the surface of one of these materials have been stolen from the surface of the other, resulting in a triboelectric effect, or a static electricity charging.
They investigated what caused the spike and discovered that two polymer surfaces in the device had rubbed together, producing what's called a triboelectric effect - essentially what most of us know as static electricity.