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Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach with Modern Physics
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You are asked to consult for the city’s research hospital, where a group of doctors is investigating the bombardment of cancer tumors with high-energy ions. As figure shows, ions are fired directly toward the center of the tumor at speeds of . To cover the entire tumor area, the ions are deflected sideways by passing them between two charged metal plates that accelerate the ions perpendicular to the direction of their initial motion. The acceleration region is long, and the ends of the acceleration plates are from the target. What sideways acceleration is required to deflect an ion to one side?

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Step 1: Given information

Speed is

The acceleration region is long

The ends of the acceleration plates are from the target.

We have the determine the sideways acceleration to deflect an ion to one side?

Step 2: Calculation

Putting values:

The sideways acceleration is:

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