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From: Chris Carlen
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Subject: Re: Home brew linear accelerator?
Date: Sat, 21 Sep 2002 18:07:15 GMT
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Sir Charles W. Shults III wrote:
> We used to keep a couple of these Lucite test blocks around. Fascinating to
> see! A LINAC is not so hard to make; it is mostly a hard vacuum, a high voltage
> supply, and a source of something charged. But the cyclotron is much better for
> the hobbyist who wants more control and more "bang for the buck". They can be
> quite compact and create powerful bursts of accelerated particles. Also, a
> LINAC is a one-shot sort of machine, and requires (typically) higher potentials
> than a small cyclotron. The cyclotron uses tuned RF to keep accelerating the
> particles, so with a lower starting voltage you can get more output power- but
> at a cost- less shots per unit time.
I thought cyclotrons and LINACs could run CW? I often see them rated in
It seems like making a 4MeV CW accelerator at home to make serious
Lichtenberg Figures might be a bit too much. Maybe I should go to work
at a national accelerator lab.
Christopher R. Carlen
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