circular particle accelerator

circular particle accelerator

[′sər·kyə·lər ′pärd·ə·kəl ak′sel·ə‚rād·ər]
(nucleonics)
A particle accelerator which utilizes a magnetic field to bend charged-particle orbits and confine the extent of particle motion. Also known as circular accelerator.
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Aberdare-born Dr Lyn Evans told the Western Mail this week that the achievement at the 17-mile circular particle accelerator buried beneath the Franco-Swiss border, was a "major breakthrough".
Oganessian and his colleagues of JINR accelerated neutron-rich calcium-48 ions in a circular particle accelerator and then steered them into a spinning, saucer-size ring of americium-coated titanium foil.
A Japanese research team has developed the world's first technology to dramatically boost the performance of synchrotrons, circular particle accelerators used in experiments to find out more about subatomic particles, a team member said Friday.