Distribution of point charges on a thin conducting disk


Oymak H., Erkoc S.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MODERN PHYSICS C, vol.11, no.5, pp.891-900, 2000 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Doi Number: 10.1142/s0129183100000742
  • Journal Name: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MODERN PHYSICS C
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.891-900

Abstract

We investigate the minimum energy configuration of N equal point charges interacting via the Coulomb potential 1/r, and placed on an infinitely thin conducting disk. By minimizing total interaction Energy, we obtain numerically the minimum energy configurations from which the rules for the distribution of charges on the disk are obtained.