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A magnetic induction electron accelerator capable of accelerating electrons to energies of several hundred million electron volts.
(Atomic Physics) a type of particle accelerator for producing high-energy beams of electrons, having an alternating magnetic field to keep the electrons in a circular orbit of fixed radius and accelerate them by magnetic induction. It produces energies of up to about 300 MeV
be•ta•tron(ˈbeɪ təˌtrɒn; esp. Brit. ˈbi-)
an accelerator in which electrons are accelerated to high energies by an electric field.
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|Noun||1.||betatron - accelerates a continuous beam of electrons to high speeds by means of the electric field produced by changing magnetic flux|