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Given that cyclotron radiation is emitted through the change in linear velocity of charged particles (a circular orbit of a uniform angular velocity in a cyclotron creates a constant rate of change of linear velocity), I speculate that:
- )Regular cathode ray television tubes and monitors emit cyclotron radiation near the deflection coils, with an intensity dependent on the deflection angle (mag field strength) and electron beam strength.
- )Electrostatic deflection of charged particles results in cyclotron radiation (eg in oscilloscopes tubes).
- )Potentially, the type of electromagnetic radiation emitted when, for example, an electron encounters a charged nucleus or other electrons is generated fundamentally through the same nature as cyclotron radiation. Any change in linear velocity of any charged body results in the emission of radiation.
The main difference between cyclotron radiation and other forms of radiation generated fundamentally the same way being the specific emission wavelengths.
The model of the atom could then be reduced down to the specific electron energy levels being consistent with an electromagnetic radiation interference pattern cancelling out emission of radiation and therefore energy/matter. This leaves another question: How can a proton-electron pair in mutual orbit (the proton will wobble slightly) (hydrogen atom) be stable? Could it be the energy emited from the proton somehow interferes with the electron? Nick R Hill 13:12, 31 January 2006 (UTC)
- You are mostly right on your first points (see Bremsstrahlung) but you are wrong in your conclusion, because you forgot Quantum mechanics - you cannot extrapolate the mostly classical description given in the article down to atomic energies. Sergio.ballestrero 17:56, 16 April 2006 (UTC)
I added a sentence "The recoil experienced by the particle emitting cyclotron radiation is called radiation reaction." to the first paragraph. Art Carlson reverted me, saying "There is nothing special about RR wrt CR. Nor does RR have a particular significance for CR.". On the contrary, radiation reaction is the main energetic cost of accelerating a particle in a Cyclotron. And a Cyclotron is a prime example of a system which experiences radiation reaction. JRSpriggs 08:33, 11 December 2006 (UTC)
- You may be right. I come from plasma physics and it's often unimportant there. If you want to put it back, I'll leave it alone. But I still don't think it belongs in the lead paragraph, and you should add some context along the lines of what you wrote here. --Art Carlson 09:33, 11 December 2006 (UTC)