Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun 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.

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  • noun physics A form of cyclotron in which charged particles are accelerated by an electric field that is synchronized with a magnetic field that keeps them in a circular path.

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  • noun cyclotron in which the electric field is maintained at a constant frequency

Etymologies

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From synchro- + -tron.

Examples

  • The team have until the 7 August this year to scrutinise the palimpsest, before the synchrotron is switched off for maintenance.

    Understanding the Holy Ground that Archimedes Walked On | Impact Lab

  • 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.

    Ars Technica

  • 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.

    Ars Technica

  • 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.

    Ars Technica

  • Recent reports have revealed that the IISc plans the construction of a 'synchrotron' - a large and high-energy electron-accelerator, which is used as a tool in several streams of scientific research - at the Chitradurga campus.

    Analysis

  • 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.

    The Hindu - Front Page

  • 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.

    The Hindu - Front Page

  • 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.

    The Hindu - Front Page

  • Mr. Robert Jackson (Wantage) (Labour): Will my right honourable friend accept an invitation to visit the Rutherford Appleton laboratory in my constituency to see the new Diamond synchrotron, which is nearing completion there?

    PRIME SINISTER'S QUESTIONS

  • As any charged particle is made to travel along a curved path, it loses some of its energy as radiation called synchrotron radiation; this has turned out to be a useful source of high energy photons, which is why many older accelerators have been put back into service for imaging purposes.

    Ars Technica

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  • "A synchrotron is a massive machine that produces beams of intense light that can probe the physical structure of materials as minute as atoms and molecules. It is used for research in areas as diverse as forensic science, biotechnology, drug design, toxicology, food technology, engineering and medical therapies."

    - Carmel Egan, Stinkatron: chaos at the top, theage.com.au, 8 Nov 2009.

    November 8, 2009