collective ion accelerator

collective ion accelerator

[kə¦lek·tiv ¦ī·ən ak′sel·ə‚rād·ər]
(nucleonics)
A particle accelerator in which charges and currents directly in the beam path are used for both acceleration and focusing.
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two experimental versions of what is called a collective ion accelerator have now accelerated ions successfully in a manner that promises to be cheaper and on a smaller scale than methods now in use.
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