Definition of "synchrotron" []

  • An accelerator in which charged particles are accelerated around a fixed circular path by an electric field and held to the path by an increasing magnetic field. (noun)

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Use "synchrotron" in a sentence
  • "The team have until the 7 August this year to scrutinise the palimpsest, before the synchrotron is switched off for maintenance."
  • "The radio jets emit what is known as synchrotron radiation, which is generated by relativistic moving near the speed of light charged particles traveling on a curved path."
  • "If the Indian Institute of Science (IISc.) has its way, the 'synchrotron' - a high-energy electron-accelerator typically hundreds of metres in diameter and a tool used in several streams of scientific research - could soon be constructed on its new Chitradurga campus."