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Subject: Re: Cylindrical IEC
Date: Jan 07, 1:07 pm
Poster: Jim Lux

On Jan 07, 1:07 pm, Jim Lux wrote:

>To call the U of I device a "cylindrical" IEC device is somewhat misleading. I prefer to call it an axial-cylindrical IEC device because
>there are a number of cylindrical hollow ring
>electrodes that are spaced axially apart and
>biased at different voltages. It is thought
>that the primary direction of particle acceleration is axial, not radial.

So this looks like (although works very differently?) from the Gow/Ruby scheme with the surrounding magnets in that the deuterons are accelerated down the axis of the tube.