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Distribution of positive charge in conductors

  1. Feb 10, 2013 #1
    In conductors, how does the excess of positive charge distribute itself across the surface of the material?
     
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  3. Feb 11, 2013 #2

    marcusl

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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
    http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/HFrame.html
     
  4. Feb 12, 2013 #3
    Hole charges?
     
  5. Feb 12, 2013 #4

    ZapperZ

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    What about them?

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