Sunday, May 1, 2011

Model of a particle accelerator

Model of a particle accelerator



Some time ago I had to conduct a presentation about a special kind of particle accelerators.
In order to give a simple example I built a little model of a two staged particle accelerator
out of a old computer mouse's ball, two coils and a CD-spindle's base plate:
The metal ball represents a charged particle of any kind.
The two coils represent the drift-tubes which most accelerators use.
So every time the particle (ball) crosses the drift-tubes (coils) it gets accelerated:

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61 comments:

  1. Wow, that's really sweet. You should give it a bit more juice and see how fast you can get it to go.

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  2. its like the particle keeps getting accelerated, its amazing. Good stuff my friend, you are very smart.

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  3. that's cool, be interesting to build one with a switchable 'branch' that you can use kinda like a circular railgun...

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  4. awesome indeed. following.

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  5. Very cool. I didn't even know that mice came with metal balls like that in them. Haha.

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  6. Kick ass, and well done. I am impressed.

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  7. I wonder how fast that could go. xD

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  8. dude, that's amazing! great work

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  9. Haha too funny. Awesome good up.

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  10. I#m really impressed! amazing

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  11. That's really REALLY cool!! Love it!

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  12. Could this be easily scaled/sped up?

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  13. Thats awesome, i would never think to do something like that. Great job!

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  14. hallo, ich verstehe nicht, warum das Relais notwendig ist ?
    Würde gerne eine kleine Erklärung erhalten ... Danke im Vorraus !

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  15. That's so awesome. I wish I could build stuff like that.

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  16. don´t fully understand it- but it looks great

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  17. gonna use the idea for my project ! ^__^

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  18. Oh man, I want to see more like this!

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  19. awesome!
    To bad it was HADed.. now ts gonna get trolls. >:( but this explains it all!

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  20. I expect you to one day be iron man. Don't disappoint me.

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  21. awesome!!!!


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  22. I would like to point that it's not drift tube that accelerate particule in an accelerator, but radio-frequency cavities. Here is one from CERN previous accelerator LEP : http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4005/5132123426_889bdda859.jpg

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  23. That's actually really awesome. I love building stuff like this.

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  24. I would love to see how this turns out. This is spectacular! You are very bright!

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  25. Some good stuff, I want to see more from you!

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  26. That's so awesome... Dude, I am definitely following you!

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  27. That do looks interesting and awesome! :D

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  28. Neat, acceleration project. I wouldn't know what to do with it other than get one of my pets chase it around and around in circles, haha.

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  29. That is really really cool, and it hasn't killed anyone so you're beating the LHC.

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  30. thats awesome!!! dont be makin any black holes ya hear??

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  31. Excellent work!

    Physics faculties in schools would love to see these things to explain principles to pupils and students. With a larger diameter and extra drift tubes, you could turn this into a nice business enterprise.

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  32. Incredibly cool!! Does it work too?

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  33. Black hole time? Black hole time!

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  34. You just gave me an awesome idea :) As straight forward as this looks, can you post the plans? from what I can tell its a steel ball on a track being accelerated by electromagnets. How do you sequence the magnets so that they accelerate the ball instead of slowing it down?


    ~H. Coct

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  35. And here I was content with the volcano I made for the science fair.

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  36. That one is AWESOME really impressedm e alot !

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  37. Is there anyway you can provide more detail about how to build this, or maybe some links to where I could find out more? My 10 year old wants to make one for a school project.

    Thank you,

    Lloyd Fassett

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    1. Hallo! I'm sorry there are no further links to this project!

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  41. it would be probobly faster if you put more of them coil things on it (not a hater)

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  42. do you have a tutorial of the model?

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  43. do you have instructions for this?

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