atom smasher


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atom smasher:

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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atom smasher

[′ad·əm ‚smash·ər]
(nucleonics)
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Scientists there believe the huge underground atom smasher at Cern (European nuclear research centre) has found the elusive Higg's boson, known as the God particle.
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