N0 electric field exist inside a conductor


If an excess charge is placed on an isolated conductor, that amount of charge will move entirely to the surface of the conductor. None of the excess charge will be found within the body of the conductor.

In an isolated conductor, the electric field inside the conductor must be zero. If not, the electric field would exert forces on the conduction (free) electrons and current would flow within the conductor. Since there is no such current the internal electric field is zero.


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