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The electrostatic surface term: (I) periodic systems.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17411107     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The authors propose a new approach to understand the electrostatic surface contributions to the interactions of large but finite periodic distributions of charges. They present a simple method to derive and interpret the surface contribution to any electrostatic field produced by a periodic distribution of charges. They discuss the physical and mathematical interpretations of this term. They present several examples and physical details associated with the calculation of the surface term. Finally, they provide a simple derivation of the surface contribution to the virial. This term does not disappear even if tinfoil boundary conditions are applied.
Authors:
Henry David Herce; Angel Enrique Garcia; Thomas Darden
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of chemical physics     Volume:  126     ISSN:  0021-9606     ISO Abbreviation:  J Chem Phys     Publication Date:  2007 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-04-06     Completed Date:  2007-10-02     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375360     Medline TA:  J Chem Phys     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  124106     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Physics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York 12180.
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Static Electricity*

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