syn·​chro·​cy·​clo·​tron | \ ˌsiŋ-(ˌ)krō-ˈsī-klə-ˌträn How to pronounce synchrocyclotron (audio) , ˌsin- \

Definition of synchrocyclotron

: a modified cyclotron that achieves greater energies for the charged particles by compensating for the variation in mass that the particles experience with increasing velocity

Examples of synchrocyclotron in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The synchrocyclotron looked like the figment of someone’s fevered imagination: a Rube Goldberg device bathed in the fluorescent lights of a European dance club. Peter Kujawinski, New York Times, "Colliders, Sundials and Wonder: When Science Is Your Destination," 28 May 2018 Later, our group visited the building containing CERN’s original particle accelerator, the synchrocyclotron, built in 1957 as a way to help European science regain its feet after the destruction of World War II. Peter Kujawinski, New York Times, "Colliders, Sundials and Wonder: When Science Is Your Destination," 28 May 2018

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1947, in the meaning defined above

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“Synchrocyclotron.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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