Monday 15 April 2013

A Million Volts or Bust

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Before the invention of the cyclotron by Lawrence (patent filed 1932, document here), atom smashers required extremely high voltages in order to accelerate atomic particles. Harnessing lightning, tesla coils, Van de Graaf generators and voltage doublers are all described in the following chapter from Lawrence and His Laboratory: A History of the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Volume 1. By John L. Heilbron & Robert W. Seidel.

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WARNING - Many subjects outlined within this site are extremely dangerous and are provided here for information only. Please don`t experiment with high voltages or chemicals unless you are fully conversant with safe laboratory practices. No liability will be accepted for death, injury or damage arising from experimentation using any information or materials supplied.