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From: "Dirk Bruere"
Subject: Re: Home brew linear accelerator?
Date: Sat, 21 Sep 2002 22:05:04 +0100
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"Chris Carlen" wrote in message
> Dirk Bruere wrote:
> > http://www.aquila.net/berthickman/frames/lichtenbergs.html
> > Reading this just leaves more questions.
> > What happens if the space charge is built up, but not quite to the point
> > breakdown?
> > Does one get a 'charge bucket' ie a piece of plastic with a huge static
> > field attached?
> > How much energy can be stored in a piece of plastic using this method?
> > Dirk
> Yeah, I wonder about that too. I remember a physics prof. saying that a
> beaker of (-) charge next to a beaker of (+) charge would attract each
> other, but in practicality, one can't store enough charge and keep it
> for very long. But it seems you could hang onto it for quite a while
> using a good dielectric like teflon and an accelerator.
So, get another block and hit it with protons. Or, if that lacks
Then you have two plastic blocks of charge.
Keep well apart.
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