Circular Accelerator

circular accelerator

[′sər·kyə·lər ak′sel·ə‚rād·ər]

Circular Accelerator

 

(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.)

References in periodicals archive ?
Under the FAIR project development, calculation, Auskonstruktion and creation was fully mature production, as well as CE-compliant documentation of integrated kryomagnetischen quadrupole modules with superconducting magnets, Strahldiagnose- and vacuum components, and advertised special installations for the circular accelerator SIS100.
Two beams of subatomic particles called "hadrons" - either protons or lead ions - will travel in opposite directions inside the circular accelerator, gaining energy with every lap before eventually colliding with each other.
To do this, they turned to Lawrence Berkeley's synchrotron, a circular accelerator approximately 65 meters in diameter.
So far, the procedure has worked only in a doughnut-size, circular accelerator, which the scientists developed over several years explicitly to determine whether crystal beams were possible.
The European group is building a more conventional but gigantic circular accelerator, at a cost of more than $1 billion.
Electrostatic accelerators that are also linear devices are mentioned briefly, as are some of the circular accelerators and their applications.