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Homework Help: Where does the proton come from in a Cyclotron?

  1. Jan 22, 2015 #1

    Where does the proton come from in a Cyclotron?

     
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  3. Jan 22, 2015 #2

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    Ionization of hydrogen.
     
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    Or, neither. It's injected into the ring by acceleration through an electric field after being generated in a proton "source" which can be any one of a variety of ionization chambers.
     
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