Trajectories of a collection of charged particles in a transverse magnetic field

  • Luis Enrico Ronquillo Tolentino National Institute of Physics, University of the Philippines Diliman
  • Jose Perico Esguerra National Institute of Physics, University of the Philippines Diliman

Abstract

An ensemble of identically charged particles is distributed around the origin as vertices of a regular polygon. The resulting trajectories due to the Coulomb repulsion are curved by a perpendicular magnetic field. Two cases were considered. In the first case, the charges of each particle is Q while in the second case, the total charge Q is divided among the N particles. The trajectory for the case N = 4 was plotted. It was found that for both cases, the maximum radial distance attained by the charges increases as the number of particles increases.

Published
2018-05-23
How to Cite
[1]
L. E. Tolentino and J. P. Esguerra. Trajectories of a collection of charged particles in a transverse magnetic field, Proceedings of the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas 36, SPP-2018-PB-13 (2018). URL: https://paperview.spp-online.org/proceedings/article/view/SPP-2018-PB-13.
Section
Poster Session B (Complex Systems, Simulations, and Theoretical Physics)