# Difference between revisions of "Ion Beam Prism"

 Ion Beam Prism Part information EditorGroup: Weapons TypeCategory: weapon mass: 4 cost: 5000 health: 2000

The ion beam prism was introduced with Cosmoteer 0.14.10.

## Beam power

As of Cosmoteer 0.14.10 RC2: When multiple beams are inputting into a prism each additional beam contributes 25% less power than the previous. In the case where multiple beams have different amounts of power, the smaller beams will be inputted first such that they lose the least amount of power, meaning for optimal power output it's best to always combine two equally-sized beams. In some cases, combining a smaller beam with a larger one won't increase power output at all, though it will never reduce power output.

Beam power for n ion beams unified into one ion beam prism equation:

${\displaystyle \sum _{i=1}^{n}i={\frac {1-0.75^{\left(n\right)}}{1-0.75}},}$

Beam power for a binary tree with n nodes or layers:

${\displaystyle 1.75^{n}}$