from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A beam of atoms or subatomic particles that have been accelerated by a particle accelerating device, aimed by magnets, and focused by a lens.
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- n. A beam of atoms, ions or subatomic particles that has been accelerated by some device and collimated by magnets and/or electrostatic lenses
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- n. a collimated flow of particles (atoms or electrons or molecules)
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