Building a linear accelerator -- radiation shielding, O2-,

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So, I have no education in this field.

I've really been into mutant breeding and crisper plasmid based genetic engineering.

I've read that heavy ions create a greater number of mutagens than electron magnetic radiation such as deep uvc.

lately particle accelerators have been on my mind.
I'm curious could I run fly back transformer through a ballast, then to an electron gun from a crt-tv ?
then pass said electrons through an accelerator tube powered by a microwave magnetron?

could I also fill said tube with oxygen and create an oxygen anion -2 electrons?

oxygen because of its 15.99 atomic weight making it create a heavy ion.

my idea would be to slam these anions into a pollen specimen and see if i can create a double stranded break.


-- so is this ionizing radiation since it doesn't run off photons?

what kind of shielding would it need?

could you make a ionic compound barrier ?

my other thought in mutant breeding is much easier just subject the pollen to uvc (254nm) making pyrimidine dimers. but I am afraid it would be a waste of time, since polmerase might not correct the lesions in transcription or replication.

well educate me please.
 

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My suggestion here is to go back and learn more about Genetic Engineering from a qualified academic institution to really learn what we know and then you can speculate from there. Its a lot like wanting to reach the top of a mountain by walking straight ahead, experienced guides will tell that just won't work that instead you must travel the well worn routes that lead to the top and that you must be prepared for any eventuality during your journey and back.

Some good resources to help you make this journey would be:
- Khan Academy videos on BIology and Genetics
- Openstax books on Biology

Keep your question in mind as you read and see if you can find answers to it that make sense.

However if this question pertains to a science fiction story then perhaps reading Orson Scott Card's excellent book on world building and character creation for science fiction and fantasy worlds will help you:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1599631407/?tag=pfamazon01-20

Since we have exhausted our knowledge in this area, we are closing this thread.

Lastly, please be aware that some of the experimental stuff you have mentioned can be very dangerous to perform and could result in serious injury or death.

Take care,
Jedi
 

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