from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A beam of atoms or subatomic particles accelerated by a particle accelerator, steered by magnets, and focused using an electromagnetic lens or plasma.
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- noun physics A beam of
atoms, ionsor subatomic particlesthat has been acceleratedby some device and collimatedby magnetsand/or electrostatic lenses
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- noun a collimated flow of particles (atoms or electrons or molecules)
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