electrostatic accelerator

electrostatic accelerator

[i‚lek·trə′stad·ik ak′sel·ə‚rād·ər]
(electronics)
Any instrument which uses an electrostatic field to accelerate charged particles to high velocities in a vacuum.
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This contract for the provision of a system for recovery of sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) for recovery and transfer of gas between an electrostatic accelerator of Van de Graaff type and a temporary storage vessel for the purpose of Institute of Nuclear Physics in Orsay.
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For the record, US physicist Robert Van de Graaf invented the electrostatic accelerator which bore his name in 1929.
Electrostatic accelerators use static electric fields to accelerate particles.
Electrostatic accelerators that are also linear devices are mentioned briefly, as are some of the circular accelerators and their applications.