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bevatron

[bev-uh-tron]
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noun Physics.
  1. an accelerator in which protons are raised to energies of several billion electron-volts by modulating the frequency of the accelerating voltage.

Origin of bevatron

1945–50; BeV + -a- connective + -tron
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Examples from the Web for bevatron

Historical Examples

  • The system is used extensively in experiments with the Bevatron.

    On-Line Data-Acquisition Systems in Nuclear Physics, 1969

    H. W. Fulbright et al.


British Dictionary definitions for bevatron

bevatron

noun
  1. a proton synchrotron at the University of California

Word Origin

C20: from BeV + -tron
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