microbeam

noun
mi·​cro·​beam | \ ˈmī-krō-ˌbēm How to pronounce microbeam (audio) \

Definition of microbeam

: a beam of radiation of small cross section a focused laser microbeam a microbeam of electrons

Examples of microbeam in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Gröblacher and his colleagues created microbeams of silicon, each 10 micrometers long and 1 by 0.25 micrometers in cross-section. Quanta Magazine, "Real-Life Schrödinger’s Cats Probe the Boundary of the Quantum World," 25 June 2018

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First Known Use of microbeam

1950, in the meaning defined above

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“Microbeam.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/microbeam. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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microbeam

noun
mi·​cro·​beam | \ ˈmī-krō-ˌbēm How to pronounce microbeam (audio) \

Medical Definition of microbeam

: a beam of radiation of small cross section a laser microbeam

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