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Cyclotron mechanism

  1. Jun 8, 2013 #1
    why electric field inside the dees of a cyclotron is zero
     
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  3. Jun 8, 2013 #2

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    Why do you expect a (significant) electric field, if the electric potential is the same everywhere around the particles?
     
  4. Jun 8, 2013 #3
    The important region is the gap between the dees. This is where the charged particles are accelerated by the electric field.
     
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