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- abbreviation mega-electron volt
- abbreviation million electron volts
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- initialism physics
megaelectron volt, 106 eV
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Of special interest for the acceleration of protons in the range 200 to 600 MeV is the separated-sector cyclotron, which consists of a number of iron sectors, instead of
The dashed line is a gluon, which transmits colour charge and momentum to the final state, mediating the decay. meson equals 1019.4 MeV, which is just a little bit more than twice the mass of the charged kaons (493.7 MeV).
Within nine months, the newly constructed band generator was used to boost the energy to the 500 thousand electron volts (KeV) level, enabling Gentner to generate gamma-rays of 17 million electron volts (MeV) by bombarding
This center was equipped with a synchro-cyclotron of 160 MeV, and its construction was continued after her death by her husband.
You get a flash of MeV thermal X-rays corresponding to millions of degrees.
Nuclear “stickiness” involves potential well depths on the order of an MeV.
There may be 'game changers' in energy but laser fusion probably isn't one of them - it is simply too expensive; doesn't scale down well; with D-T fuel, still have unsolved engineering problem of building power plants that can harvest energy for decades from huge fluxes of deadly 14 MeV neutrons produced by fusion reactions.
A 1000 MeV beam will create 20-30 spallation neutrons per proton.
These numbers compare with 200-210 MeV released by the fission of one uranium-235 or plutonium-239 atom.
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