3.3. Nuclear field

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In nuclear physics, the energy of particles is usually given in units of eV, MeV, GeV, TeV, ... We get it from the product of unit charge of electron 1e and the accelerating voltage U (V). Taking into consideration that this is the movement of charges at the speeds of , we have re-calculate the currently given energies of particles with regard to real energies of particles given in equation


There the real speed v1 is taken for which it holds




respectively. Let us derive the relations. For the classical speed


m - mass of particle
e - charge of particle

KIRCHNER (1932) and DUNNINGTON (1933) found out that the relation (3.17) does not hold for classical velocities comparable with the speed of light (for high voltages). Now it is known that for the charge moving at the speed of we must take


instead of . The equation (3.18) is analogical to the equation (2.20). The real speed of the charged particle then is


from which we get the relations (3.15) or (3.16) respectively.
(, velocity is only in the direction of motion)

Graphic dependence of on U[V] for the electron (me) and proton (mp) is shown in fig. 3.8.

The comparison of the "standstill" energy of the particle W of the proton mass (mp) or electron mass (me) respectively with the energy so far recognized is given in fig. 3.9. The dependence of the "standstill" (Einsteinís terminology) energy of the particle W on . is represented, similarly as the intensity of the electric field, by Pascalís screw stocks, analogy of figs. 2.7.-2.10. It is necessary to distinguish the kinetic energy of the particle Tkin according to equation (3.11) from the "standstill" energy of the particle W according to equation (3.14) and the total energy of the particle


Total energy of the particle TT corresponds to the total energy defined by Einstein


while W according to (3.14) corresponds to


The difference between the total energy as defined by Einstein (3.21) and Wcurr according to (3.22) equals the difference between TT according to (3.20) and W according to (3.14).

The dependence of Tkin on Wcurr is shown in fig. 3.10.

The dependence of Tkin on , W on , and on is shown in fig. 3.11.
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