Day: June 28, 2016

Electric polarization

Electric polarization

Electric polarization

06/28/16

“Do insulators respond to electric fields?”

What happens when an insulator, which by nature holds it’s charges in stasis, is placed within an electric field, specifically one with a very large strength? Well, as an object within the universe. the insulating material is made up of subatomic particles. Some of these subatomic particles have a charge.The charges will react to this electric field, and consequently, particles of one charge will be attracted to one side of the object, and particles of another charge will be attracted to another. As a result, the object will have an induced polarization, or some parts of the object’s geometry will have a net charge as a result of the electric force.