circular accelerator[′sər·kyə·lər ak′sel·ə‚rād·ər]
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
(or cyclic accelerator), a particle accelerator in which the particles repeatedly travel through the same accelerating electrodes and move in orbits that are close to circles or spirals. (SeeACCELERATOR, PARTICLE.)
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