proton synchrotron

noun

: 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

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First Known Use

1947, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of proton synchrotron was in 1947

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“Proton synchrotron.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/proton%20synchrotron. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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