Definition of bevatron in English:

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bevatron

Pronunciation: /ˈbevəˌträn/

noun

A synchrotron used to accelerate protons to energies in the billion electron-volt range.
Example sentences
  • This decades-old machine has long since been surpassed by bevatrons and linear accelerators.
  • The bevatron will strike far deeper into the atomic nucleus, where matter and energy lie closely twined together.
  • In this article we shall first discuss the principles from which the bevatron is to be constructed and trace a cycle of operation of an ideal machine in some detail, and then go into the question of whether a real machine can be constructed which will approximate the ideal case closely enough.

Origin

1940s: from BeV + -tron.

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Syllabification: bev·a·tron

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