publication . Preprint . 2000

Energy Balance in an Electrostatic Accelerator

Zolotorev, Max S.; McDonald, Kirk T.;
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  • Published: 23 Mar 2000
Abstract
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 that the mechanical energy gain of the electron is balanced by the decrease in the electrostatic field energy of the system.
Subjects
arXiv: Physics::Accelerator Physics
free text keywords: Physics - Accelerator Physics
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