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klystron Line breaks: klys|tron
Pronunciation: /ˈklʌɪstrɒn/

Definition of klystron in English:


An electron tube that generates or amplifies microwaves by velocity modulation.
Example sentences
  • Modern circular accelerators place klystrons and electromagnets around a circular copper tube to speed up particles.
  • The electrons travel through the klystron in cavities, where their speed is regulated.
  • These klystrons will be replaced by devices designed to operate for a duration of 1000 s, which are currently being tested.


1930s: from Greek kluzein, klus- 'wash over' + -tron.

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