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Subject: Re: Opinions on possible design
Date: Apr 08, 2:39 pm
Poster: Rchard Hull
On Apr 08, 2:39 pm, Rchard Hull wrote:
>I figure that the lack of volume could be made up for by a longer acceleration period (higher collision velocity), and an unobstructed path to the target.
The unobstructed path is nice, but the longer period of acceleration will not affect the velocity at all.
Regardless of whether the ion accelerates for weeks or nanoseconds, or whether it travels 1 inch or 20 miles to target. The voltage gradient extant between the beginning of acceleration and target and that alone will determine the final velocity in an electrostatic environment. (Assuming a vacuum that will allow the mean free path)