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betatron Syllabification: be·ta·tron
Pronunciation: /ˈbādəˌträn/

Definition of betatron in English:


An apparatus for accelerating electrons in a circular path by magnetic induction.
Example sentences
  • In August 1948, the American Military Government in Germany denied a request by scientists in Göttingen to have Siemens & Halske (now Siemens) build a 30MeV betatron.
  • Chicago's west side VA was still running an Allis Chalmers betatron for radiation therapy 20 years after the unit was obsolete.
  • This enables to use betatrons for control of large-size luggage on presence of fissile materials.


1940s: from beta + -tron.

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