Energy Balance in an Electrostatic Accelerator

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Zolotorev, Max S.; McDonald, Kirk T.;
  • Subject: Physics - Accelerator Physics
    arxiv: Physics::Accelerator Physics

The principle of an electrostatic accelerator is that when a charge e escapes from a conducting plane that supports a uniform electric field of strength E_0, then the charge gains energy e E_0 d as it moves distance d from the plane. Where does this energy come from? We... View more
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