JimL Posted July 3, 2017 Report Share Posted July 3, 2017 (edited) 10 hours ago, Laowei said: Not many houses have the the square footage for the circlotron. Actually, that's just a Cockroft-Walton generator/voltage multiplier. Same principle as the voltage multiplier in the Stax bias supplies, except MUCH higher voltages, e.g. 1-3 megavolts out, albeit with a fair amount of ripple. Walton and Cockroft used it to accelerate charged nuclei to bombard atoms and transmute them into heavier elements, for which they won a Nobel Prize in physics. Currently, used to give charged particles a starting kick before they enter the circlotron. Edited July 3, 2017 by JimL 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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