Modeling the change in electric potential due to lightning in a sphere
The change in electric potential as a result of lightning in a sphere of radius 1 is evaluated. Eigenfunctions obtained by utilizing spherical Bessel functions are used to evaluate the new potential. The change in the electric potential is a constant along the lightning channel, and it is the same as the pre-flash potential outside the channel. The governing equation for the electric potential is obtained from Maxwell’s equations.
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Aslan. (2016). Modeling the change in electric potential due to lightning in a sphere. Applicable Analysis, 95(12), 2779–2793. https://doi.org/10.1080/00036811.2015.1113527