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Message ID: 360     Entry time: Fri Jun 30 11:02:18 2017
 Author: Zach Type: Electronics Category: Modeling Subject: Matching Forces

# 2017-06-30

• I adjusted the plot parameters slightly so that it only showed the actual force profile on the sample in the direction perpendicular to the sample surface. Additionally I compared the two methods of computing the force, as $\vec{F} = -(\vec{P}\cdot \nabla)\vec{E}$ and as $\vec{F} =- \chi_e \epsilon_0 \nabla \vec{E}^2$. The profile of the force in both instances appear equal, but they differ in magnitude by exactly a factor of 2, I plotted the force computed with the explicit polarization doubled and the force magnitudes matched exactly. I'm still not entirely sure where this factor of two could be coming from.

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