Origin of eboniteebon(y) + -ite
A relatively inelastic rubber, made by vulcanization with a large amount of sulfur and used as an electrical insulating material.
- Rubber hardened by over-vulcanization is largely manufactured under the name of ebonite or vulcanite.
- - Let one tray be insulated as before, and the electrified sheet of ebonite held over it, but not allowed to touch the tray.
- In other cases, Leyden jars or condensers take the form of sheets of mica or micanite or ebonite partly coated with tin foil or silver leaf on both sides; or a pile of sheets of alternate tin foil and mica may be built up, the tin foil sheets having lugs projecting out first on one side and then on the other.
- By introducing perforated shields of ebonite between the electrodes, so that the full current-density was only attained at the centres of the jets, these ill effects could be prevented.
- In series in the order, 1000, 100, 10, i; 1, 10, 100, 1000, the junctions between each pair being connected to brass blocks, a series of which are mounted upon an ebonite slab that forms the lid of the box.