synchrotron

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syn·chro·tron

noun \ˈsiŋ-krə-ˌträn, ˈsin-\

Definition of SYNCHROTRON

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:  an apparatus for imparting very high speeds to charged particles by means of a combination of a high-frequency electric field and a low-frequency magnetic field

First Known Use of SYNCHROTRON

1945

syn·chro·tron

noun \ˈsiŋ-krə-ˌträn, ˈsin-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SYNCHROTRON

: an apparatus for imparting very high speeds to charged particles by means of a combination of a high-frequency electric field and a low-frequency magnetic field

synchrotron

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Cyclic particle accelerator in which the particle is confined to its orbit by a magnetic field. The strength of the magnetic field increases as the particle's momentum increases. An alternating electric field in synchrony with the orbital frequency of the particle produces acceleration. Synchrotrons are named according to the particles they accelerate. The Tevatron, a proton synchrotron at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Illinois, U.S., produces the highest particle energies achieved so far.

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