proton accelerator


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proton accelerator

[′prō‚tän ak′sel·ə‚rād·ər]
(nucleonics)
A particle accelerator which accelerates protons to high energies, as opposed to one which accelerates heavier ions or electrons.
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5 shows the model of the source of quasi-monochromatic x-ray radiation based on a proton accelerator fitted with an X Ray-optical system.
The development of a compact proton accelerator could dramatically reduce the cost of building proton therapy centers.
The goal of J-Parc's high-power proton accelerator is to generate a MW-class high-power proton beam by the summer of 2007.
To do this, researchers at RAL and IPCR will add superconducting muon generation equipment to be built by the Japanese to the existing British Isis pulse proton accelerator. IPCR officials estimate that the new equipment, with its 15-m-long beam line, will cost $12.5 million to build.
Produced in a low-energy proton accelerator at the CERN laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland, bursts of antiprotons emerge with a kinetic energy of 6 million electron-volts, traveling at a significant fraction of the speed of light.
2- The Housing Development Administration of Turkey (TOKI) will lead the process for construction of Turkish proton accelerator facility.
"It's the first proton accelerator that ever has been designed specifically for treating patients," he says.
The SSC will be a 40-trillion electron-volt proton accelerator, the most energetic such machine ever built.
One of several meetings planned around the theme of the construction of the proposed Superconducting Super Collider (SSC), which would be the most powerful proton accelerator and largest physics laboratory ever built, the symposium seemed to be part of an attempt to build an intellectual and political coalition of an unprecedented sort.