tdaly
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Acceleration of particles > 1 millimeter

Postby tdaly » Sat Mar 06, 2004 7:30 pm

To Whom it May Concern:

My name is Terik Daly. I am a freshman at Oak Grove High School in San Jose, CA. Current research that i am conducting requires that I accelerate particles anywhere between one millimeter to half a centimeter. These particles are composed of ferric iron, sediment, and trace minerals. The particles in question must be able to reach speeds greater than or equal to four kilometers a second. Are you aware of any equpment that does this? I need only the name of the apparatus. All and any leads are appreciated.
All the best,
Terik

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Postby duydao » Fri Apr 02, 2004 7:00 pm

Hey Terik, I think a Van de Graaff might help.
Check this out:
http://www.amasci.com/emotor/vdgdesc.html#good


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