Rules for the distribution of point charges on a conducting disk

Erkoc S., Oymak H.

PHYSICAL REVIEW E, vol.62, no.3, 2000 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 62 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Doi Number: 10.1103/physreve.62.r3075
  • Journal Name: PHYSICAL REVIEW E
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The minimum energy configurations of N equal point charges interacting via the Coulomb potential on an infinitely thin conducting disk are determined and the rules for the distribution of charges on the disk are deduced.