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Subject: Re: Cylindrical IEC
Date: Jan 06, 9:05 am
Poster: Richard Hull

On Jan 06, 9:05 am, Richard Hull wrote:

>If you think about it particle confinement in IEC's is non-Maxwellian so a cylinder should have superior particle confinement.


The Farnsworth team had several test units for this concept rather late in their game after 1964. I have several photos of one in particular where the cylindrical inner grid looked like a sausage about 6" long. The whole thing was in a large (12"??) conflat nipple.

A lot of Miley's initial work was following the Farnsworth team's efforts having talked with a few of them.

Anyone whant to try this?

Richard Hull