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If you roll a quartz ball into another quartz ball

  1. May 12, 2012 #1
    if you roll a quartz ball into another quartz ball....

    If you roll a quartz ball into a stationary quartz ball what would happen to any electrical energy in the collision? My guess is that the structures would need to be in perfect alignment for any meaningful electrical energy transfer and any distortion caused by the electrical transfer would be reabsorbed by the first ball and become electrical energy again? Or would the effect be negligible and the balls behave the same as any snooker or metal balls?
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  3. May 12, 2012 #2

    NascentOxygen

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    Re: if you roll a quartz ball into another quartz ball....

    I would think the latter.

    Quartz is a very elastic solid, exhibiting very low loss in collisions.
     
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