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Sensing current/voltage in a semi-conductive material

  1. Aug 6, 2010 #1
    Thank you in advance for taking the time to read my question and any help you may provide.

    So, my question:

    suppose there is a line segment with a gradient of charges on it.
    e.g. +5 +4 +3 +2 +1
    if sensors surrounded this line segment in a cylindrical fashion, with the line segment being normal to the walls of the cylinder, would the large +5 charge "over-shadow" the others or would the sensors be able to distinguish the gradient?

    This is NOT a homework question, but a stepping stone along a path I have not fully investigated.
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