- an accelerator in which particles are propelled in spiral paths by the use of a constant magnetic field.
Origin of cyclotron
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Construction on the rest of the cyclotron was resumed in 1945.
It may be interesting to note that the π0 meson was discovered with this cyclotron in 1950.
After the bombardment is completed the target is removed from the cyclotron.
However, Professor Lawrence hoped to reach 100 Mev with the new 184-inch cyclotron.
This tuned circuit, which is called the cyclotron resonator, is shown in Fig. 6.
- a type of particle accelerator in which the particles spiral inside two D-shaped hollow metal electrodes placed facing each other under the effect of a strong vertical magnetic field, gaining energy by a high-frequency voltage applied between these electrodes
- A type of particle accelerator that accelerates charged subatomic particles, such as protons and electrons, in an outwardly spiraling path, greatly increasing their energies. Cyclotrons are used to bring about high-speed particle collisions in order to study subatomic structures. Compare linear accelerator. See also synchrocyclotron. See Note at particle accelerator.
The first kind of particle accelerator built.