beamline

noun beam·line \ ˈbēm-ˌlīn \

Definition of beamline

plural beamlines
physics
: a beam of particles (such as photons or electrons) emitted from a particle accelerator
  • The synchrotron uses magnets to guide electrons around a ring that's about the size of a basketball court. Every time an electron turns a corner, so to speak, it emits a photon. The photons fly away from the ring in what are called beamlines.
  • National GeographicOctober 2001

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1971

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