In this simulation, an "electromagnetic suspension
bridge" is created by attaching a series of positive
and negatively charged particles to two fixed endpoints,
and adding a downward gravitational force. The tension
in the "bridge" is supplied simply by the
Coulomb interaction of its constituent parts and the
Pauli force keeping them from collapsing in on each
other. Initially, the bridge only sags slightly under
the weight of gravity, but what would happen to it under
a rain of massive neutral particles? Press "o"
to find out!