From: "Sal D'Ambra"
Subject: Re: Home brew linear accelerator?
Date: 20 Sep 2002 22:58:27 GMT
Organization: Concentric Internet Services
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When lightning strikes sand the fused silica object created is called a
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"John Woodgate" wrote in message
> I read in sci.electronics.design that Chris Carlen
> wrote (in <3D8B60B3.1090107@BOGUS.earthlink.
> net>) about 'Home brew linear accelerator?', on Fri, 20 Sep 2002:
> >Has anyone ever seen such an effect, or had experience with this sort of
> >high energy fooling around? It sure sounds like fun to me! :-)
> It's sort of the opposite of a tektite - a dendritic nodule of vitrified
> silica, caused by a lightning strike on desert sand.
> >I wonder if such an accelerator could be made by a serious hobbyist?
> >One thing that really puzzles me is how an e- beam would behave in
> >atmosphere. Obviously, it can't propagate for a long distance, and I
> >would expect that the distance would depend on the energy. How many eV
> >are needed to make it a few inches? What sort of window would be used
> >to pass the beam out of the vacuum region?
> A few inches and a mica window, IIRC, as used by early researchers.
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