cyclotron

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sī′klə-trŏn″

n.

a circular particle accelerator in which charged subatomic particles generated at a central source are accelerated spirally outward in a plane perpendicular to a fixed magnetic field by an alternating electric field. A cyclotron is capable of generating particle energies between a few million and several tens of millions of electron volts.

 

n.

a literary arts organization that does some electrifying things.