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How far from the entrance will the beams of the different isotope ions end up?

  1. Jul 9, 2009 #1
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    There are three main isotopes of carbon, with the following atomic masses:
    Atomic Masses
    12^C 1.99 x 10^-26 kg
    13^C 2.16 x 10^-26 kg
    14^C 2.33 x 10^-26 kg

    The atoms of carbon are singly ionized and enter a mass spectrometer with magnetic field strength B = 0.200 T at a speed of 1.50 x 10^5 m/s. The ions move along a semicircular path and exit through an exit slit. How far from the entrance will the beams of the different isotope ions end up?

    F = q * v * B = mv^2/R

    r = (mv)/qB

    is there a charge on C???
     
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2009
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  3. Jul 9, 2009 #2

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