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particle beam

n.
A beam of atoms or subatomic particles accelerated by a particle accelerator, steered by magnets, and focused using an electromagnetic lens or plasma.
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particle beam

n
1. (General Physics) a stream of energized particles produced by a particle accelerator
2. (Military) such a stream emitted by a particle beam weapon
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.particle beam - a collimated flow of particles (atoms or electrons or molecules)
electron beam, beam, ray - a group of nearly parallel lines of electromagnetic radiation
ion beam, ionic beam - a beam of ions moving in the same direction at the same speed
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