megaelectronvolt


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megaelectronvolt

[¦meg·ə·i′lek‚trän‚vōlt]
(physics)
A unit of energy commonly used in nuclear and particle physics, equal to the energy acquired by an electron in falling through a potential of 1,000,000 volts. Abbreviated MeV.
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The roughly 90-meter-long (295 feet) Linac 4 will be more than thrice as strong as the currently used Linac 2, which accelerates protons to energies of about 50 megaelectronvolts (MeV).
At the MAMI electron accelerator at the University of Mainz in Germany, researchers use electron beams of 855 megaelectronvolts to produce gamma rays for investigating proton polarization and related phenomena.
121802) On the plus side , they did discover more antineutrinos (the antimatter equivalent of neutrinos) with energies of about 5 megaelectronvolts than theoretical models predict - although what this "bump" signifies is still not entirely clear.