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Homework Help: Applications of Vandegraff generator

  1. Jul 2, 2011 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Vande Graff generator is used to generate potential difference to the order of 107 volts to accelerate charged particles.

    2. Relevant equations

    My question is, " Will this voltage can be used to accelerate electrons or it is merely confined to accelerating positive ions alone?"

    3. The attempt at a solution
  2. jcsd
  3. Jul 3, 2011 #2
    why not? electric field exerts both on positive and negative charges.
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