particle accelerator

noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Ten years in the making at the European Organization for Energy Research (CERN), the LHC opens in 2008 as the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator, capable of propelling energy beams at close to the speed of light. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, 20 Oct. 2022 The 400-person team carefully sifted through 10 years’ worth of data from more than four million collisions in a Fermilab particle accelerator. Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, 7 Apr. 2022 Three years ago, an experiment with the RIKEN center’s particle accelerator, a superconducting cyclotron called the Radioactive Isotope Beam Factory, produced a tantalizing hint of a single sodium-39 nucleus. Byadrian Cho, science.org, 26 Oct. 2022 In July, the center ramped up the LHC to slam particles together at the highest energy ever reached in a particle accelerator. Matthew Dalton, WSJ, 4 Sep. 2022 Foster worked as a high-energy physicist and particle accelerator designer at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, or Fermilab, near Batavia. Robert Mccoppin, Chicago Tribune, 13 Oct. 2022 The Turing test is a fantastic probe—something like a particle accelerator in physics. Rob Toews, Forbes, 24 July 2022 In April, scientists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN, restarted their particle accelerator – the world's largest and most powerful accelerator – after a three-year hiatus. Sudiksha Kochi, USA TODAY, 26 July 2022 The Standard Model predicts W-bosons have a mass of around 80,357 million electron volts, and that figure has been verified in several particle accelerator experiments. Tom Metcalfe, NBC News, 14 June 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/particle%20accelerator. Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

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