electron ring accelerator
electron ring accelerator[i′lek‚trän ‚riŋ ak′sel·ə‚rād·ər]
Proposed particle accelerator in which protons to be accelerated are trapped by the space charge of a ring of relativisitic electrons which is then accelerated. Abbreviated ERA.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.