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linear accelerator:

see particle acceleratorparticle accelerator,
apparatus used in nuclear physics to produce beams of energetic charged particles and to direct them against various targets. Such machines, popularly called atom smashers, are needed to observe objects as small as the atomic nucleus in studies of its
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linear accelerator

[′lin·ē·ər ik′sel·ə‚rād·ər]
(nucleonics)
A particle accelerator which accelerates electrons, protons, or heavy ions in a straight line by the action of alternating voltages. Also known as linac.
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