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Subject: Re: Home brew linear accelerator?
Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2002 15:07:43 -0700
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On Fri, 20 Sep 2002 22:28:59 -0400, "Owen Lawrence"
>The was an Amateur Scientist column called "A Homemade Atom Smasher". "For
>less than the average cost of a set of golf clubs, you can quip yourself for
>playing with electrons..." It's not a long article, but it impressed me as
>being one of the more challenging of all the projects. Inspiring reading,
>however. There was quite a bit of safety-related prose in it as well.
>Using a Van deGraaf generator this way can supply plenty of harmful X-rays,
>and irradiating biological material can produce who-knows-what kind of
>compounds. It says you can also harden polymers by knocking electrons off
>the long chains, introducing cross-binding.
> If you really want to make a particle accelerator, I'm betting this is
>one of the easiest set of instructions you'll find. I've also seen websites
>of cyclotrons built by high school students.
> - Owen -
I remembered reading and being interested by a linear accelerator
article when I was young. It was a bit much for me to attempt at
that age though.
I have the Amateur Scientist CD ROM by Tinker's Guild. Looking at
that I found the article I remembered was published in January 1959.
I see there was a similar article in August 1971.
I didn't find one that references "Atom Smasher."
This site is offering the CD package at a very low price:
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