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Title: METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING CHARGED PARTICLE MOTION

Abstract

An analog system for determining the motion of charged particles in three dimensional electrical fields is described. A model electrode structure is formed and potentials are applied to the electrodes to provide an analog of the field which is to be studied. To simulate charged particles within the model, conducting spheres are placed at points from which particle motion is to be traced. To free the spheres from gravitational attraction in order that they will be electrostatically accelerated through the model, the apparatus is suspended and dropped. During the pericd that the model is dropping the spheres move through the electrcde structure with a motion corresponding to that of particles in the real system. The model is photographed in the course of falling so that the instantaneous position of the spheres within the simulated field at selected times may be observed and measured. The device thus gives data of particles in the real system. The model is photographed in the course of falling so that the instantaneous position of the spheres within the simulated field at selected times may be observed and measured. The device thus gives data which frequently can otherwise be obtained only with a digital computer.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4207027
Patent Number(s):
2897605
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G06 - COMPUTING G06G - ANALOGUE COMPUTERS
NSA Number:
NSA-14-002599
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-60
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
ENGINEERING AND EQUIPMENT; ANALOG SYSTEMS; CHARGED PARTICLES; COMPUTERS; DIGITAL SYSTEMS; ELECTRIC FIELDS; ELECTRODES; ELECTROSTATICS; GRAVITATION; MEASURED VALUES; MOTION; PHOTOGRAPHY; SPHERES

Citation Formats

Kerns, Q A. METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING CHARGED PARTICLE MOTION. United States: N. p., 1959. Web.
Kerns, Q A. METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING CHARGED PARTICLE MOTION. United States.
Kerns, Q A. Sat . "METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING CHARGED PARTICLE MOTION". United States.
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title = {METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING CHARGED PARTICLE MOTION},
author = {Kerns, Q A},
abstractNote = {An analog system for determining the motion of charged particles in three dimensional electrical fields is described. A model electrode structure is formed and potentials are applied to the electrodes to provide an analog of the field which is to be studied. To simulate charged particles within the model, conducting spheres are placed at points from which particle motion is to be traced. To free the spheres from gravitational attraction in order that they will be electrostatically accelerated through the model, the apparatus is suspended and dropped. During the pericd that the model is dropping the spheres move through the electrcde structure with a motion corresponding to that of particles in the real system. The model is photographed in the course of falling so that the instantaneous position of the spheres within the simulated field at selected times may be observed and measured. The device thus gives data of particles in the real system. The model is photographed in the course of falling so that the instantaneous position of the spheres within the simulated field at selected times may be observed and measured. The device thus gives data which frequently can otherwise be obtained only with a digital computer.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1959},
month = {8}
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