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

Word History

First Known Use

1947, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of proton synchrotron was in 1947

Dictionary Entries Near proton synchrotron

Cite this Entry

“Proton synchrotron.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

More from Merriam-Webster on proton synchrotron

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!