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Quantum Field Theory. Triboelectricity


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1 hour ago, arnold3000 said:

How work triboelectricity in Quantum Field Theory? In classic theory electrons transfer from one object to another. How it work in Quantum Field Theory?

Well in some ways just the same, electrons are still transfered, but the explanation is slightly different.

Tribo-electric effects are contact potential effects.

The QM explanation is the equalisation and therefore minimisation of the Fermi Energies in both bodies leading to a transfer of electrons, which obviously remain transferred when the bodies are physically separated.

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