maser


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

ma·ser

 (mā′zər)
n.
1. A device that generates or amplifies electromagnetic radiation, especially microwaves, of a coherent wavelength by stimulated emission.
2. A natural object or region of space that acts like a maser, as a star-forming region of intersellar space.

[m(icrowave) a(mplification by) s(timulated) e(mission of) r(adiation).]

maser

(ˈmeɪzə)
n
(Electronics) a device for amplifying microwaves, working on the same principle as a laser
[C20: m(icrowave) a(mplification by) s(timulated) e(mission of) r(adiation)]

ma•ser

(ˈmeɪ zər)

n.
a device for producing or amplifying electromagnetic waves by exciting atoms and causing them to radiate their energy in phase. Compare laser.
[1955; m(icrowave) a(mplification by) s(timulated) e(mission of) r(adiation)]

ma·ser

(mā′zər)
Any of several devices that amplify or generate microwaves. Masers are similar to lasers but emit microwaves instead of light.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.maser - an acronym for microwave amplification by stimulated emission of radiation; an amplifier that works on the same principle as a laser and emits coherent microwave radiation
amplifier - electronic equipment that increases strength of signals passing through it
gas maser - a maser in which microwave radiation interacts with gas molecules
Translations
References in periodicals archive ?
TEHRAN (FNA)- Researchers built a rice grain-sized microwave laser, or 'maser,' powered by single electrons that demonstrates the fundamental interactions between light and moving electrons.
Maser, colonoscopy is the gold standard in screening.
Previously, getting results from the maser was a tough job, says Dr Mark Oxborrow, co-author of the NPL study on the solid-state maser.
High angular resolution (within milli-arcseconds) very long baseline interferometric (VLBI) water (H2O) maser observations toward massive star-forming regions is gradually improving our understanding of how massive stars are formed.
Richard Maser is an effective advocate for public policy that benefits the commercial and industrial real estate industry.
Maser is a shareholder in Greenberg Traurig and focuses his practice on structuring and negotiating real estate joint ventures and investments and general corporate transactions.
Both atomic clock designs have proved resistant to radiation effects, with GIOVE-B's passive hydrogen maser - designed to lose less than one second every three million years - running so well that errors cannot be spotted easily over the general measurement system noise.
William Maser ain't 10 years old, and his backyard range isn't a pop can on a tree stump, but until a balmy September evening, his neighbors in Georges Township, south of Pittsburgh, sorta looked at him that way.
William Maser, 54, fired the two-pound ball outside his home and it ricocheted and hit the house 400 yards away.
There are five chapters: 'Portraits and Villas', in which Garton argues for identifying certain frescoes in the Villa Barbaro at Maser as portraits; 'Paragons of Beauty', on female portraits; 'Men-At-Arms', which examines 'military' portraits, especially portrayals of men either wearing or shown next to armour; 'Recovering Antiquity: Artists and Noblemen', which addresses the use in the portraits of classical props such as statuary or ruins but the main thrust of which is a discussion of the depiction of melancholy; and 'Concluding Remarks'.