**Category:**

Research Papers

**Sub-Category:**

Mechanics / Electrodynamics

**Date Published:**

November 5, 2018

**Keywords:**

Dielectrophoresis, liquid dielectrophoresis, L-DEP, DEP, electrostatic pressure, Kelvin polarization force, Korteweg-Helmholtz, Maxwell stress tensor, anomaly, contradiction, paradox, inconsistency, electromagnetic theory, electrostatics,

**Abstract:**

Calculations of resultant electrostatic force on a charged spherical or cylindrical capacitor with two sectors of different dielectrics, based on the classical formulas of electrostatic pressure, Kelvin polarization force density, and Maxwell stress tensor predict a reactionless force that violates Newton’s 3rd law. Measurements didn’t confirm the existence of such a reactionless thrust, thus there is an apparent inconsistency in the classical EM theory that leads to wrong results.

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