posted on Oct, 3 2013 @ 05:27 PM
I am not convinced you understand or know what happens when particles at ultra high lorentz factor strike a beam dump as you describe.
I can with great confidence tell you that the last thing the beam dump does is transfer momentum through the beam and propel anything forward. You
create alot of heat and the beam dump shatters.
Also even if that was to work how you describe, the physical size of the accelerator would be enormous. The most luminous accelerator on the planet is
the J-PARC proton synchrotron which still only produces bunches of particles containing about 10^14 protons... the momentum transfer is absolutely
zero by comparison with the amount of heat you generate. You are talking about something that has to be many many many orders of magnitude greater...
not to mention that, you dont need the beam dump since the momentum transfer has already been done when you accelerate and or bend the direction of
"Magnets" I hear you scream... well again... the pulse horn magnet used to focus the J-PARC Beam is enormous and only bends the path of particles a
little to focus them, and there we use huge infrastructure to provide coil currents of 300,000 Amps, so much infact that the thing sounds like someone
hit a bit of metal with a hammer every time it is fired.
It is good to have these thought experiments but, you have to bring them into the real world a little... oh and by the way, last time i checked,
covalent bonds are stronger than ionic.
edit on 3-10-2013 by ErosA433 because: (no reason given)