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Esoteric charged particle question

Discussion in 'Misc Electronics' started by [email protected], Feb 16, 2004.

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  1. Guest

    When a charged particle moves in an electric field between
    two electrodes, say in a detector, the current due to the
    charged particle doesn't suddenly appear when it gets
    to the electrode, but a current is induced in both electrodes
    proportional to the distance traveled through the electric
    field by the charged particle.
    (If the electric field is not uniform that needs to be
    taken into account.)

    This effect was described by one of the old vacuum tube
    scientists in a bygone era and is called after his name--the "whatsit"
    theorem. I am looking for his name and the name of his
    theorem. This is something I used to use in a previous
    life and after all these years I can't recall it.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. Phil Hobbs

    Phil Hobbs Guest

    This is just Maxwell's displacement current. Did it really need proving over
    again?

    Cheers,

    Phil Hobbs
     
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