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Title: Orbits in a logarithmic potential

The characteristics of charged particle orbits in the logarithmic electrostatic potential field surrounding a straight conducting wire at a fixed potential are investigated. The equations of motion of an electron in a logarithmic potential are derived, the limiting cases are considered, and the results of numerical integration of the equations of motion are presented along with sketches of a few representative orbits. (C.E.S.)
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4875497
Report Number(s):
CONF-46--20; AED-Conf--63-048-77
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: American Physical Society Meeting, Washington, D.C. (United States), 22-25 Apr 1963
Research Org:
Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
Sponsor not identified
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PHYSICS; CHARGED PARTICLES; DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS; ELECTRIC FIELDS; INTEGRALS; MOTION; NUMERICALS; WIRES PHYSICS