Definition of synchrotron radiation in English:

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synchrotron radiation


[mass noun] Physics
Polarized radiation emitted by a charged particle spinning in a magnetic field.
Example sentences
  • In this model the gamma rays are emitted as synchrotron radiation by electrons that are accelerated to much lower energies.
  • As particles travel through an accelerator, they give off a form of radiation known as synchrotron radiation.
  • Similarly, today's biologists have adopted a plethora of techniques and instruments from physics - such as synchrotron radiation and nuclear magnetic resonance - and are doing very nicely, thank you.

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