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Constructing a small EMP device?

  1. Oct 30, 2004 #1
    Well, it's more or less for robot constructon thing. Does anyone know if it's possible to construct a small EMP device that'll only have a couple meters worth of area effect? If there is, any hint on how to do it, or how much it would cost? Everything that I've found so far includes some type of nuclear detonation...

    Thanks :)
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  3. Oct 31, 2004 #2


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    Try a web search for "vircator", and/or "explosively pumped flux compression generator". One link that looks reasonable is:

  4. Oct 31, 2004 #3
    Thank you very much :)
    Doesn't seem toooo feesible to make though =(
  5. Oct 31, 2004 #4
    Oh! That would be the greatest senior prnak ever! hehe
  6. Oct 31, 2004 #5
    Though rather expensive :P
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