Proton Synchrotron

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proton synchrotron

[′prō‚tän ′siŋ·krə‚trän]
(nucleonics)
A device for accelerating protons in circular orbits in a time-varying magnetic field, in which the orbit radius is kept constant.

Synchrotron, Proton

 

a cyclic resonance accelerator of protons with an orbit of constant radius. The guiding magnetic field increases with time, and the accelerating voltage is of variable frequency.