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Gauss Gun, physics, science Forum
Our popular Gauss Gun product generates a great deal of comments and speculation. This forum is to facilate that and other topics of physics and science.
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particle gun?
by spartan on Wed, Dec 4th, 2002 02:00:00 UTC
I got this idea while designing a sci-fi spaceship. It's a gauss gun that shoots particles rather than anything solid.

The basic idea was to replace the magnets in an old-fashioned gauss gun (such as the ones built in physics class in highschool) with magnetized gas (particles). Initially, a wave of particles would be accelerated electrically into a vacuum tube where gas would be simultaneously injected in hundreds of positions. As the wave hits the gas the particles collide and accelerate towards the next gas inlet. Since particles are used instead of magnets, the integrity of the "magnets" would not be a limiting factor.
On the other hand, even heavy particles should be accelerated to HIGH speeds to have an impact.

My physics knowledge is very limited so, if this forum is active anymore, could this weapon actually work?

Logged here, hoping to find information about gauss guns that use coils, porbably gonna try and build one at our summer place ;)

In case there are typos, it's because I'm far from a native speaker (finnish) :)

    Re: particle gun?
    by tomh on Wed, Dec 4th, 2002 01:00:04 UTC
    Well, an interesting idea although I'm not sure that I can picture what you're saying. Can you elaborate some more?


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