synchrocyclotron

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Etymology[edit]

From synchro- + cyclotron.

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  • IPA(key): /sɪŋkɹəʊˈsaɪklətɹɒn/

Noun[edit]

synchrocyclotron (plural synchrocyclotrons)

  1. A particle accelerator like a cyclotron, but which operates at variable frequency to account for the particles gaining energy, allowing for greater energies to be achieved.
    • 2004: The synchrocyclotron was able to accelerate protons to sufficient energies that collisions with nuclei produce pions, the lightest particles that, we now know, are made from a single quark and an antiquark. — Frank Close, Particle Physics: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford 2004, p. 50)

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