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11. We will refer to both ellipses and spheroids as ellipsoidal particles and characterize the ratio of the major to minor axes by α = a/b in 2D or the ratio of the polar to equatorial lengths in 3D. 10, configurations of ellipsoidal particles are specified by the centers of mass ri and the orientation of the major axis µˆ i of each particle i. One of the simplest methods for obtaining an approximate expression for the contact distance between ellipsoidal particles is the ‘Gaussian approximation’ introduced by Berne and Pechukas .
Experimental and Computational Techniques in Soft Condensed Matter Physics by Jeffrey Olafsen