alternating gradient


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alternating gradient

[′ȯl·tər·nād·iŋ ′grād·ē·ənt]
(electromagnetism)
A magnetic field in which successive magnets have gradients of opposite sign, so that the field increases with radius in one magnet and decreases with radius in the next; used in synchrotrons and cyclotrons.
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At the Brookhaven National Laboratory's Alternating Gradient Synchrotron in Upton, N.
He expects that this maximum stopping range may fall somewhere from the energies of the SPS down to those of the Alternating Gradient Synchrotron, a proton accelerator at Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, N.

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