bevatron


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bevatron

(ˈbɛvəˌtrɒn)
n
(General Physics) a proton synchrotron at the University of California
[C20: from BeV + -tron]
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Noun1.bevatron - a cyclotron that accelerates protons up to several billion electron volts
cyclotron - an accelerator that imparts energies of several million electron-volts to rapidly moving particles
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1966 The Bevatron accelerator (left) in Berkeley, Calif.
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