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Homemade Cyclotron Help

  1. Apr 6, 2010 #1
    Hey so i wanted to build a cyclotron but i have a few questions about them first...

    First is do the magnetic "D's" have to be one solid magnet or can they be multiple magnets uniformly spaced out.

    Also what can i use as a detector if say i want to accelerate a proton to like 75% the speed of light?

    Lastly does anyone have a link that would give me more info on how to build one ( i understand the theory behind it but im looking for something like a materials list of sorts.)

    thanks
     
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  3. Apr 6, 2010 #2

    berkeman

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    It's important to understand the cost of what you are thinking about doing, and also to get an appreciation of the safety risks. Here is a previous PF thread about the subject, with links out to other related PF threads:

    https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=326179

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  4. Apr 6, 2010 #3
    ya im just looking to build the best one i can with 100$ lol
     
  5. Apr 6, 2010 #4
    That statement alone tells me that you do not understand the physics enough to even BEGIN that project. But, keep learning!!
     
  6. Apr 7, 2010 #5

    berkeman

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    Fine. PM me if you want the thread re-opened.
     
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