Charge Fluctuations in Finite Coulomb Systems

  title={Charge Fluctuations in Finite Coulomb Systems},
  author={Bernard Jancovici},
When described in a grand canonical ensemble, a finite Coulomb system exhibits charge fluctuations. These fluctuations are studied in the case of a classical (i.e. non-quantum) system with no macroscopic average charge. Assuming the validity of macroscopic electrostatics gives, on a three-dimensional finite large conductor of volume V , a mean square charge… CONTINUE READING