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Author Vedder, James F.
Sponsorship USDOE
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Publisher American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Language English
Subject Keyword PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS ♦ ACCELERATION ♦ BINDING ENERGY ♦ CURRENTS ♦ DIAMONDS ♦ ELECTRIC CHARGES ♦ ELECTRIC FIELDS ♦ ELECTRIC POTENTIAL ♦ ELECTRODYNAMICS ♦ ENERGY ♦ IONS ♦ ISOSPIN ♦ MASS ♦ METEORITES ♦ NUCLEAR MODELS ♦ NUMERICALS ♦ PARTICLE MODELS ♦ PARTICLES ♦ PROTONS ♦ QUANTUM MECHANICS ♦ REACTOR FUELING ♦ SHELL MODELS ♦ SPIN ♦ VACUUM ♦ VELOCITY
Abstract Development work on charging and acceleration of microparticles gives promise of a micrometeoroid simulator capable of producing velocities well into the meteoric range. Velocities up to 7 km/sec were attained with highly charged micron-size diamond particles with a 70-kv accelerating voltage. Single particles electrodynamically contained in a high vacuum are charged positively by an ion current to give charge-to-mass ratios approaching 400 C/kg. Once charged, the particle is extracted from the containing field and accelerated by a high potential. Preliminary work on charging microparticles of other materials demonstrates the possibility of producing high chargeto-mass ratios on many substances by this technique.
ISSN 00346748
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1963-01-01
Publisher Department Lockheed Missiles and Space Co., Palo Alto, Calif.
Journal Review of Scientific Instruments
Volume Number 34
Issue Number 11
Organization Lockheed Missiles and Space Co., Palo Alto, Calif.


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