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Electric fields and mean free path?

  1. Oct 14, 2013 #1
    Just need someone to tell me if I'm doing this right.

    If I have accelerated a particle in which the mean free path is 50nm and I need the collision to be 5eV would this be correct in determining the required electric field strength?

    5/.00000005 = 100MV/m
     
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2013
  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 15, 2013 #2
    No. Double check your units.
     
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