betatron betatron


  • (n) accelerates a continuous beam of electrons to high speeds by means of the electric field produced by changing magnetic flux


  1. The 25-million-volt betatron installed last summer at the University of Illinois' College of Medicine in Chicago has already proved to be a valuable instrument in the treatment of.
  2. But the betatron hurls the negatively charged particles which spin about the nuclei of atoms.
  3. The betatron's supercharged rays have their greatest impact on malignant cells from an inch to an inch and a half below the surface.

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