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Accelerators in Research

The Super Microscope – Typical Wavelengths for Different Momenta


What happens if you increase the momentum?
Move the mouse over the values to the right to check it out.


The momentum is


where m is the mass and v is the speed of the particle.

The electron volt

1 MeV = 106 eV
1 GeV = 109 eV
1 TeV = 1012 eV

The energy of a particle is increased with 1 electronvolt (eV) when it is accelerated by
1 V.

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