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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, ions or subatomic particles that has been accelerated by some device and collimated by magnets and/or electrostatic lenses

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  • noun a collimated flow of particles (atoms or electrons or molecules)

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