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:
> Hi,
> [snip]
> >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
> propulsion.
> Regards,
> Robin van Spaandonk
> local asymmetry = temporary success

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