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y = 1 2 a y t 2 = 1 2 α E t 2

The position vector of the particle after time t is :

r = x i + y j + z k r = v 0 α B sin α B t i + 1 2 α E t 2 j + v 0 α B [ 1 - cos α B t ] k

Charge is placed at rest in crossed electric and magnetic fields

Let electric and magnetic fields are aligned along z and x directions and charge is placed at the origin of coordinate system. Initially, there is no magnetic force as charge is at rest. However, there is electric force, which accelerates the charge in z-direction. As the particle acquires velocity in z-direction, the magnetic force comes into play and tries to rotate the particle in xz plane about a center on x-axis.

Cycloid motion

Cycloid motion

However, z-component of velocity keeps increasing with time due to electric force in that direction. The magnetic force though draws the charged particle away from z-axis along a curved path. This action of magnetic force is countered by electric force in z-direction. The velocity of charged particle ultimately reduces to zero at x-axis. This cycle repeats itself forming cycloid motion. The cycloid path is generated by a point on the circumference of a rolling wheel. Here, we shall skip the mathematical derivation and limit ourselves to a descriptive analysis only.

Determination of specific charge of electron (j.j.thomson’s experiment)

The specific charge of an electron is ratio of charge and mass of electron. The specific charge (α) of electron is measured employing crossed fields on a beam of electrons. The beam of electrons emerging from cathode plate passes through a very narrow slit in anode plate. The electrons are accelerated between cathode and anode due to applied electrical potential V. The kinetic energy of the electron emerging from the slit is given by :

1 2 m v 2 = e V m v 2 = 2 e V

where v is the velocity of electron moving into the region of force fields.

Two parallel plates connected to an electric source produce a uniform electric field E from positive plate to negative plate. The electrical force works in the direction opposite to the direction of field E as charge on electron is negative. In the figure, electric field is directed in downward direction. Hence, electric force acts in upward direction.

On the other hand, the magnetic field is produced by a solenoid in a circular region covering the plate as shown in the figure. Its direction is chosen such that it applies a force in the opposite direction to that applied by the electrical field. For a magnetic field into the plane of drawing as shown by uniformly distributed cross signs, the magnetic field applies a upward magnetic force on a positive charge. However, as the charge on the electron is negative, the magnetic force acts in downward direction.

J.j.thomson’s experimental set up

Measurement of specific charge of electron

The beam of electrons hit the center of fluorescent screen, producing light as electrons collide with it when electric and magnetic fields are switched off. The point on the fluorescent screen is noted. Then, the electric field is switched on which moves the electron beam in upward direction following a parabolic path. Finally, magnetic field is turned and its magnitude is adjusted such that electric and magnetic forces acting in opposite directions balance each other and the electron is brought to hit original spot as noted earlier for the fields in switched off condition. In this situation:

Questions & Answers

what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
How we are making nano material?
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What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
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Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
How can I make nanorobot?
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
how can I make nanorobot?
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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