proton synchrotron

noun

Definition of proton synchrotron

: a synchrotron in which protons are accelerated by means of frequency modulation of the radio-frequency accelerating voltage so that they have energies of billions of electron volts

First Known Use of proton synchrotron

1947, in the meaning defined above

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“Proton synchrotron.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/proton%20synchrotron. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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