Definition of cyclotron in English:

cyclotron

Line breaks: cyclo|tron
Pronunciation: /ˈsʌɪklətrɒn
 
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noun

Physics
  • An apparatus in which charged atomic and subatomic particles are accelerated by an alternating electric field while following an outward spiral or circular path in a magnetic field.
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    • Perhaps the most important improvement has been the replacement of an electrical magnet with a series of permanent magnets to generate the cyclotron's magnetic field.
    • Lawrence used his cyclotron to accelerate deuterons that were then crashed into sodium, producing a therapeutically useful radioisotope of sodium.
    • The antiproton was produced when protons from a cyclotron were used to bombard a copper target.

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