colliding-beam source

colliding-beam source

[kə′līd·iŋ ‚bēm ‚sȯrs]
(electronics)
A device for generating beams of polarized negative hydrogen or deuterium ions, in which polarized negative hydrogen or deuterium atoms are converted to negative ions through charge exchange during collisions with cesium atoms.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.