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  • n. Plural form of kilovolt.


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  • The tubes in which the rays were generated were known as Crookes tubes, which generated free electrons - then a topic of intense study - by applying a DC voltage of up to 100 kilovolts across a gap.

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  • We may have 1500 new kilovolts of transmission ready for construction in California.

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  • Conventional transmission lines, which use alternating current, can carry up to 500 kilovolts of energy from power plants to substations for distribution.

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  • The grid comprises almost 2 million miles of power lines, 93,000 miles of which are high-voltage cables over 220 kilovolts (Kv).

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  • So the new wand will have a hidden secret - a transformer which steps the detector's battery power up to 100 kilovolts and feeds it to disguised metal electrodes at the end of the wand.

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  • Jayasinghe and co-workers have demonstrated that cells can be processed at electric fields as high as 30 kilovolts without being harmed.

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  • "If you put approximately 10 or 15 kilovolts per meter on a target for a few seconds, you should be able to bring it to a halt," Tatoian said.

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  • However, since it is difficult to accelerate an intense beam of electrons by more than a few hundred kilovolts, in a single gap, electron cooling is not useful for cooling particles with energies in the

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  • As mentioned above the first high-voltage particle accelerator had a potential drop of the order of 100 kilovolts and was conceived by and named

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  • Around 1920, the first high-voltage particle accelerator consisting of two electrodes placed inside a vacuum vessel had a potential drop of the order of 100 kilovolts and was conceived by and named after John Douglas

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