synchrocyclotron


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syn·chro·cy·clo·tron

 (sĭng′krō-sī′klə-trŏn′, sĭn′-)
n.
A cyclotron that modulates the frequency of the electric fields that accelerate a particle, thereby synchronizing the accelerating forces with the particle as its relativistic mass increases with velocity.

synchrocyclotron

(ˌsɪŋkrəʊˈsaɪkləˌtrɒn)
n
(General Physics) a type of cyclotron in which the frequency of the electric field is modulated to allow for relativistic effects at high velocities and thus produce higher energies
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Noun1.synchrocyclotron - cyclotron that achieves relativistic velocities by modulating the frequency of the accelerating electric field
cyclotron - an accelerator that imparts energies of several million electron-volts to rapidly moving particles
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