Definition of synchrocyclotron in English:

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synchrocyclotron

Pronunciation: /ˌsɪŋkrə(ʊ)ˈsʌɪklə(ʊ)trɒn/

noun

Physics
A cyclotron able to achieve higher energies by decreasing the frequency of the accelerating electric field as the particles increase in energy and mass.
Example sentences
  • Those machines were known as frequency modulated cyclotrons, synchrocyclotrons, or, in the Soviet Union, phasotrons.
  • Once the Chicago synchrocyclotron began operating routinely, Fermi returned to experimentation.
  • The steel cylinder in front of him holds a document to be laid in the concrete of the synchrocyclotron building.

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