Energetics and stability of discrete charge distribution on a conducting disk

Erkoc S., Oymak H.

PHYSICS LETTERS A, vol.290, pp.28-34, 2001 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 290
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0375-9601(01)00422-4
  • Journal Name: PHYSICS LETTERS A
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.28-34
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


We have investigated the energetics and stability of discrete charge distribution on a thin conducting disk. We have seen that the equal point charges distribute themselves on the disk according to certain rules. It has been found that discrete charge distribution shows different characteristics than continuous charge distribution from energetics point of view. Nevertheless, far large number of charges these different characteristics tend to be identical. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science B.V All rights reserved.