Maximum charge

El Hombre Invisible

Me again.

Is there a formula for the maximum amount of charge may be stored on a body (assume spherical) of radius r? I assume radius is the only factor, though mass is known also. I just don't remember seeing anything for this and can't find it in all my books for the life of me.

Thanks.

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himanshu121

Lets try ::
Capacitance:: C=$$4 \pi \epsilon r$$
Q=CV
$$Q=4 \pi \epsilon r V$$
Now V should be less than E0 Breakdown Voltage
so max can be
$$Q_{max} = 4 \pi \epsilon r E_0$$
Well I am not too sure abt above but its a try , if u can provide some other logic it will be welcomed

El Hombre Invisible

himanshu121 said:
Lets try ::
Capacitance:: C=$$4 \pi \epsilon r$$
Q=CV
$$Q=4 \pi \epsilon r V$$
Now V should be less than E0 Breakdown Voltage
so max can be
$$Q_{max} = 4 \pi \epsilon r E_0$$
Well I am not too sure abt above but its a try , if u can provide some other logic it will be welcomed
Dammit, sorry I was being dumb. I didn't notice we were given the electrical breakdown of air in the problem, so I know the maxmum electric field, I know the radius, and from this I can easily get the charge:

Q = $$4 \pi \epsilon r^2$$E(r)

Apologies for wasting thine time, and thanks for posting back. I was pretty tired. :zzz: Take care.

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