Definition of synchrotron
1 : an apparatus for imparting very high speeds to charged particles by means of a combination of a high-frequency electric field and a low-frequency magnetic field
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The centerpiece of SESAME is a synchrotron light source — essentially a powerful microscope — that fills a large hangar in the countryside of western Jordan, about 35 kilometers (22 miles) from the capital of Amman.
As Ryan F. Mandlebaum reports for Gizmodo, scientists recently turned to a synchrotron particle-accelerator for help discerning every morsel of data locked inside the prehistoric poop.
The scientists say that synchrotron technology has nothing to do with nuclear weapons.
One of the synchrotron's many applications is to test the optics in cameras intended for highly specialized uses, such as NASA's program for monitoring solar radiation.
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: an apparatus for imparting very high speeds to charged particles by means of a combination of a high-frequency electric field and a low-frequency magnetic field
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