Coulomb explosion of uniformly charged spheroids.

  title={Coulomb explosion of uniformly charged spheroids.},
  author={Mickael Grech and Rachel Nuter and Alexey Mikaberidze and Pierfrancesco Di Cintio and Laurent Gremillet and Erik Lefebvre and Ulf Saalmann and Jan Michael Rost and Stefan Skupin},
  journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics},
  volume={84 5 Pt 2},
  • M. GrechR. Nuter S. Skupin
  • Published 2 May 2011
  • Physics
  • Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics
A simple, semianalytical model is proposed for nonrelativistic Coulomb explosion of a uniformly charged spheroid. This model allows us to derive the time-dependent particle energy distributions. Simple expressions are also given for the characteristic explosion time and maximum particle energies in the limits of extreme prolate and oblate spheroids as well as for the sphere. Results of particle simulations are found to be in remarkably good agreement with the model. 

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