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Do bunched particles form a unified field?

  1. Apr 10, 2010 #1

    jaketodd

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    When the energy of a particle bunch of electrons is measured in a particle accelerator (like in an energy resolving chamber/energy resolving slits), is the measurement indicative of the energy of the whole bunch?

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  3. Apr 11, 2010 #2

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    Er.. if you pass the bunch into an energy spectrometer, you will get a SPREAD in energy, with hopefully the majority of the electrons in the bunch having the "right" energy that one wants. How good of a quality of the beam is and how it has been manipulated will dictate how much this spread in energy is. Presumably, one wants the smallest spread in energy as possible.

    I'm a bit puzzled on how this has anything to do with the unified field.

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  4. Apr 12, 2010 #3

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    Is the spread of energy reliant on how many electrons are in the bunch and how fast they are going? If not, would a *mass* spectrometer's reading be reliant on those two things (because particles effectively gain mass at relativistic speeds due to E=mc^2)? Also, can the bunch be made to continue around the particle accelerator after passing through the energy or mass spectrometer?

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    Jake
     
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