P2_3 Balloon Ovens

Rachael O'Sullivan, Samuel Carter, Hannah Lyons, Josh Nixon


In this paper we investigate the amount of energy which can be extracted from a balloon which has built up charge due to the Contact Electrification. We then investigate the possibility of using charged balloons to generate enough electricity to cook a whole chicken. We found that 3.0 × 1010 balloons would be needed to cook the chicken so it would be safe for consumption. We conclude that the electricity generated from electrically charged balloons likely has no practical application.

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