MadSci Network: Engineering

Re: how is electricity conducted?

Date: Thu Jul 26 00:40:05 2001
Posted By: Donald Howard, Staff, Nuclear Engineering, Retired
Area of science: Engineering
ID: 995387753.Eg

Electricity is the flow of electrons.  It flows best in materials that 
have loosely bound electrons in their atoms.  That is true of most metals, 
and of those metals Silver is about the best with Copper next and then 

Electricity isn't really made.  It's more like it is pumped.  The job of a 
generator is more like that of a large pump - it pushes electrons around 
electrical circuits, and the flow of electrons is called, as before, 

Here are a few of the better sites that explain electricity:

Good luck with your project, Sid.

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