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Author Kemp, B. A. ♦ Nikolayev, I. ♦ Sheppard, C. J.
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS ♦ APPROXIMATIONS ♦ CHARGED PARTICLES ♦ COULOMB FIELD ♦ DEFORMATION ♦ DIELECTRIC MATERIALS ♦ ELECTRODYNAMICS ♦ EXACT SOLUTIONS ♦ MAXWELL EQUATIONS ♦ NONLINEAR PROBLEMS ♦ PARTICLE INTERACTIONS ♦ PARTICLES ♦ STRESSES ♦ SURFACES
Abstract Like-charges repel, and opposite charges attract. This fundamental tenet is a result of Coulomb's law. However, the electrostatic interactions between dielectric particles remain topical due to observations of like-charged particle attraction and the self-assembly of colloidal systems. Here, we show, using both an approximate description and an exact solution of Maxwell's equations, that nonlinear charged particle forces result even for linear material systems and can be responsible for anomalous electrostatic interactions such as like-charged particle attraction and oppositely charged particle repulsion. Furthermore, these electrostatic interactions and the deformation of such particles have fundamental implications for our understanding of macroscopic electrodynamics.
ISSN 00218979
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2016-04-14
Publisher Place United States
Journal Journal of Applied Physics
Volume Number 119
Issue Number 14


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