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Distribution of positive charge in conductors

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Feb10-13, 11:54 PM
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In conductors, how does the excess of positive charge distribute itself across the surface of the material?
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Feb11-13, 12:07 PM
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Conductors remain charge-neutral overall--there is no excess. Furthermore, it is electrons that are free to move in conductors such as metals, not positive charge carriers. To get started, take a look at the Wikipedia article on Electrical conduction, or click on "*conductor, electric" in the topic list at
Feb12-13, 07:56 AM
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Hole charges?

Feb12-13, 08:43 AM
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Distribution of positive charge in conductors

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Hole charges?
What about them?


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