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Atomic Pinballs

  1. Sep 28, 2005 #1


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    Hi All,

    Im' trying for some members of my site toshow atomic interaction force (coulomb...) with some animations.

    Here is my first trial

    two ions with same but opposite charges... Is there an acceleration since attraction augments (like I did)?

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    If some members want a copy just ask.
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  3. Sep 28, 2005 #2


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    If those particles are ions rather than elementary charges, the interaction will have an attractive component as well as a repulsive component. Look into Madelung's work on ionic interactions.
  4. Sep 28, 2005 #3


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    It is why I stopped my ions/atoms at some tiny distance?
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