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The question is a little odd, though...the electrons aren't "produced" at the generator, they are just pushed around in a circle.

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....though I don't know what an nC is....

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nC = nanoCoulomb

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C=6.24150962915265 ×10^18 elementary charges.

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Ok, so, is that a typo...? Did he mean mC? What am I missing here? The op asked about a million amps and that's a millionnC = nanoCoulomb

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nano = 10^-9

Coulomb = 10^18

nC = 10^(18-9)=10^9

Thats a big number. Its small in terms of amps, but large in terms of number of electrons.

Its all relative.

Coulomb = 10^18

nC = 10^(18-9)=10^9

Thats a big number. Its small in terms of amps, but large in terms of number of electrons.

Its all relative.

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Ok, so, is that a typo...? Did he mean mC? What am I missing here? The op asked about a million amps and that's a millionthof an amp...

No, it's "nC". It doesn't produce quite 10^25 charge per second, but it is still in the 10^20, which is, from what I've been told, the "world record" for charge per bunch, at least in an L-band accelerator.

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The question is a little odd, though...the electrons aren't "produced" at the generator, they are just pushed around in a circle.

Thanks for the idea about the megawatt power generators. I used it in this post where I need million ampere current to create high power magnetic fields:

Ultra high magnetic fields using carbon nanotubes.

https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=193266

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Zz.

Zz, I've heard of table top accelerators able to get extremely high voltages or currents by accelerating electrons.

For my application I need the high voltages/currents to be maintained.

Do your systems allow this to take place.

Bob Clark

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