Definition of linear accelerator in English:

linear accelerator

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  • An accelerator in which particles travel in straight lines, not in closed orbits.
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    • Last year researchers used a linear accelerator to generate the most powerful T-ray beam ever made.
    • The docking procedure consists of transferring the patient to the mobile electron linear accelerator and aligning the accelerator treatment head with the applicator cone.
    • It chose an irradiation process using a linear accelerator to generate a beam of high-energy electrons that kills microorganisms, including anthrax spores.

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