Instability of dielectrics and conductors in electrostatic fields

Abstract : This article proves most of the assertion in §116 of Maxwell's treatise on electromagnetism. The results go under the name Earnshaw's Theorem and assert the absence of stable equilibrium configurations of conductors and dielectrics in an external electrostatic field.
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Grégoire Allaire, Jeffrey Rauch. Instability of dielectrics and conductors in electrostatic fields. 2016. ⟨hal-01321566⟩

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