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Subject: Re: Are we really at 80 keV effective energy?
Date: Jun 09, 08:45 am
Poster: Richard Hull

On Jun 09, 08:45 am, Richard Hull wrote:

All squaring, square rooting and doubling aside. It is a simple matter of energy. Electron volts is a statement of energy and not voltage, (as we all know).

A deuteron accelerated to an energy of any given "EV" only carries that much energy into the collision whether hitting a stationary wall or another particle head on. On collision, the energies of the particles relative to the observer (us) are simply summed.

I gotta' go with Ely on this one.

Richard Hull