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By Boris M. Smirnov

Small debris in gaseous structures are referred to as clusters, aerosols, airborne dirt and dust debris, Aitken debris, etc., reckoning on their dimension, the media the place they're saw, and the sphere of technology during which they're studied. under we name clusters platforms of sure atoms or molecules containing from numerous atoms (molecules) as much as millions, in order that their constitution should be crucial for selecting their homes. If clusters are like bulk platforms, we name them small debris. The vital pecu­ liarity of clusters is with recognize to magic numbers of cluster atoms that correspond to a heightened cluster balance. Magic numbers correspond to accomplish buildings of clusters as platforms of certain atoms or molecules. The values of magic nwnbers rely on the nature of interplay of the cluster's atoms. Cluster parameters as a functionality of the variety of cluster atoms n have extrema on the magic nwnbers of atoms. for instance, a cluster with a magic nwnber of atoms has a better binding power and ionization strength than clusters with neighboring nwnbers of atoms. the variation among clusters and small debris is such that parameters of small debris are monotonic capabilities of the nwnber in their atoms, whereas for clusters those parameters have neighborhood extrema at magic nwnbers of atoms.

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E' r2 , where E' is the electric field strength resulting from the electric field E of an external source. 5. A chain aggregate is a system of several bound solid particles (Fig. 1). Taking a cylindrical particle as a model ofa chain aggregate, determine the polarizability of a chain aggregate and the distribution of induced charges over the aggregate's surface when the electric field is directed perpendicular to the cylindrical axis. Assume that the aggregate is similar to a metallic object and that its length greatly exceeds the cylindrical radius.

Diffusion of these bound ions over the particle surface leads to their recombination. Thus, though the recombination of positive and negative charges on the surface of a metallic particle differs from that of a dielectric particle, these processes are identical from the standpoint of fluxes of charged particles on the particle's surface because in the end opposite charges recombine. Hence, below we will not distinguish recombination of charges on the particle's surface for metallic and dielectric small particles.

1). Taking a cylindrical particle as a model ofa chain aggregate, determine the polarizability of a chain aggregate and the distribution of induced charges over the aggregate's surface when the electric field is directed perpendicular to the cylindrical axis. Assume that the aggregate is similar to a metallic object and that its length greatly exceeds the cylindrical radius. Under these conditions, the electric potential of the cylinder is constant. Using the cylindrical coordinates z, p, <1>, we have for the electric potential outside the particle cp = -Ep cos + cp', where cp' is the electric potential created by induced charges of the particle under the action of an external electric field of strength E directed along the x axis (perpendicular to the cylindrical axis z).

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