Definition of synchrotron in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsiNGkrəˌträn/


A cyclotron in which the magnetic field strength increases with the energy of the particles to keep their orbital radius constant.
Example sentences
  • For example, synchrotrons, cyclotrons, linear accelerators and interplanetary spacecraft all cost too much for single investigators.
  • Scientific instruments such as telescopes, synchrotrons, and electron microscopes generate raw data streams that are archived for subsequent batch processing.
  • His work space is located in what is known on campus as the Synchrotron Laboratory, because a synchrotron - a type of particle accelerator - was once located in the vast cavernous room.

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Syllabification: syn·chro·tron

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