Electrostatic pressure


A conductor is an object or type of material that allows the flow of electrical current in one or more directions. On a conductor, a surface charge will experience a force in the presence of an electric field. This force is the average of the discontinuous electric field at the surface charge. This average in terms of the field just outside the surface is depended on the electric field. This pressure tends to draw the conductor into the field, regardless of the sign of the surface charge.

Related formulas


PElectrostatic pressure (N/m2)
ϵ0electric constant
EThe electric field (V/m)