particle accelerator


Examples of particle accelerator in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Klimek: Remarkably, the scrolls were eventually taken to a particle accelerator in the U.K. for 3D scanning. Chris Klimek, Smithsonian Magazine, 2 May 2024 The largest particle accelerator on Earth is the Large Hadron Collider near Geneva, Switzerland, which is capable of recreating the conditions of the universe after the Big Bang. Jp Mangalindan, Peoplemag, 29 Mar. 2024 In 1993 Congress canceled the U.S. Department of Energy’s Superconducting Super Collider, an underground particle accelerator, citing concerns about rising costs and fiscal mismanagement. Tribune News Service, The Mercury News, 29 Mar. 2024 This backstory is intermingled with events in the present day, in which prominent scientists are murdered or dying by suicide around the world, as experiments in particle accelerators produce impossible results. Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY, 21 Mar. 2024 The powerful compact particle accelerators that could result from this advance might find applications such as cancer therapies and 3D imaging of new 3D chip designs, the scientists add. IEEE Spectrum, 17 Jan. 2024 The disaster is for a sociologist what a particle accelerator is for a physicist. Stuart Miller, Los Angeles Times, 20 Feb. 2024 For instance, one of the largest energy hogs of any particle accelerator is its RF system, necessary for actually accelerating particles. IEEE Spectrum, 17 Feb. 2024 The Tri-Lab Effort has worked on the specific infrastructure and techniques to do so, using existing particle accelerators to create the shooting proton beams. Sarah Scoles, Scientific American, 13 Feb. 2024

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1945, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of particle accelerator was in 1945

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“Particle accelerator.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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