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Why do charge carriers reside on the shell of a conductor?

  1. Jul 4, 2013 #1
    can someone please provide me with a proof or even just an intuitive explanation
  2. jcsd
  3. Jul 4, 2013 #2
    because they repel each other

    edit: consider placing a bunch of electrons together in the center of an empty sphere......what do you think would happen??
    Last edited: Jul 4, 2013
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