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(Design & Trend)   Chip the size of grain of rice accelerates particles 10 times faster than conventional accelerators for a miniscule fraction of the cost   (designntrend.com) divider line 62
    More: Cool, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, National Accelerator Laboratory, electron volts, linear particle accelerator, materials science, particles  
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2013-09-29 09:39:41 PM
Yeah, but how is a decent, upstanding congressman supposed to get a respectable kickback from "a fraction of the cost"?
 
2013-09-29 10:06:41 PM

bugmn99: FloydA: Mega Steve: FloydA: doglover: clocking in 300 million electron volts per meter

Methinks the author of the article doesn't understand units.


300 million electron volts per meter?  Wow!  With that kind of power, she could make the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs!

How much is that in fortnights?

a Baker's cubiatcheck your math. You're off by a school bus or two.


Sometimes Fark's naughty words filter makes my life better.  Kudos to you.  Nice work!
 
2013-09-29 10:16:48 PM
I have the strangest hadron right now.
 
2013-09-29 10:51:03 PM
Nice.  So cheap, even fourth-rate dictatorships can afford their own particle beam weapons.  Looks like the ol' Mjolnr is gonna get company soon.
 
2013-09-29 10:59:51 PM

Professor Science: Highlights include the requirements for a 60 MeV electron beam to start, and a Ti:sapphire laser illuminating the chip.  Neat trick, though, and I hope to see it develop.


Thanks for clarifying.  To dumb it back down again, in addition to the grain-of-rice sized thing, you need a block-long accelerator and a half million bucks worth of optics.  This is in the parlance an 'afterburner'.  You still need the jet.
 
2013-09-29 11:18:25 PM

Bacontastesgood: Professor Science: Highlights include the requirements for a 60 MeV electron beam to start, and a Ti:sapphire laser illuminating the chip.  Neat trick, though, and I hope to see it develop.

Thanks for clarifying.  To dumb it back down again, in addition to the grain-of-rice sized thing, you need a block-long accelerator and a half million bucks worth of optics.  This is in the parlance an 'afterburner'.  You still need the jet.


Better than requiring the combined effort and resources of an entire continent.  A half million dollars is a drop in the bucket to many research universities, as well as many companies.


LrdPhoenix: If you divide by the speed of light again, you get just mass left over and no length/time, so you can also use eV/c2 as a unit of mass, but once again, by reducing c to 1, it cancels out and they just use eV as the units again.


Just an addenda on this: If a unit of energy can be divided by c2 to get a unit of mass then, m = E/c2.

If you solve for E then you get E = mc2
 
2013-09-29 11:35:14 PM

runcible spork: minuscule, dammit.

44 comments in, and not one of you farkers noticed or pointed this out?

/ fark, I am disappoint
// DNRTFA
/// DNRTFT


Pet hate?
 
2013-09-30 06:58:34 AM
I poured a whole bag of rice in my puter, but it's not going any faster....

The fans are really noisy now though.
 
2013-09-30 01:13:41 PM
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Soon....

/Soon....
 
2013-09-30 01:31:57 PM

doglover: It's like a cop giving you a ticket for being too many Newtons over the speed limit.


Erg.
 
2013-09-30 02:27:42 PM
Game-changer in the quest for an "FTL" drive.
 
2013-10-01 12:43:21 AM
So this will be for the Tiny Hadron Collider.

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