This simulation illustrates the operation of a cyclotron, showing a charged particle moving through combined magnetic and electric fields. The particle, started near the center of the cyclotron, accelerates when passing through the gap between the electric electrodes and is turned by a perpendicular magnetic field. The geometry of the cyclotron, the magnitude of the electric and magnetic fields, and the properties of the charge are all adjustable. This page includes links to information on the operation of cyclotrons.
Please note that this resource requires
Java Applet Plug-in.
Cyclotron in 3D Source Code
The source code zip archive contains an XML representation of the Cyclotron 3D model. Unzip this archive in your EJS workspace to compile and run this model using EJS. download 159kb .zip
Last Modified: June 13, 2014
Hwang, Fu-Kwun, and Loo Kang Wee. Cyclotron in 3D Model. Vers. 10/12/2010. Computer software. 2010. Java Applet Plug-in, Ejs simulation.14 Aug. 2020 <http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/ntnujava/index.php?topic=2021.0>.
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