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This simulation illustrates the interaction of charged
particles inside the two plates of a capacitor. Each
plate contains twelve charges interacting via the Coulomb
and Pauli forces, where one plate contains positive
charges and the other contains negative charges. Because
of their mutual repulsion, the particles in each plate
are compelled to maximize the distance between one another,
and thus spread themselves evenly around the outer edge
of their enclosure. However, the particles in one plate
are attracted to the particles in the other, so they
attempt to minimize the distance between themselves
and their oppositely charged correspondants. Thus, they
distribute themselves along the surface of their bounding
box closest to the other plate.