Hi Robin, Can you supply a link? The only thing I can find with ion
thrusters is that the magnetic field is used to prevent the ions from
striking the side walls. I didn't find anything that suggests that a
magnetic field can turn high energy ion trajectories from an
omnidirectional source into unidirectional thrust. Magnetic fields only
make the ion path curl.
On Fri, Dec 1, 2017 at 6:32 PM, <mix...@bigpond.com> wrote:
> In reply to Bob Higgins's message of Fri, 1 Dec 2017 16:48:01 -0700:
> >I cannot comprehend a magnetic field configuration that would
> unidirectionally focus an omnidirectional emission of alpha particles. If
> you had such a thing it would be useful for making radioisotope alpha
> emitter batteries.
> It's a funnel shaped magnetic field. Look up the latest advances in ion
> Robin van Spaandonk
> local asymmetry = temporary success