bevatron bevatron


  • (n) a cyclotron that accelerates protons up to several billion electron volts


  1. Using giant accelerators such as the Berkeley bevatron, they can measure the results of events inside the nucleus, but not all of it makes sense.
  2. The Radiation Laboratory flourished under his direction, built a bevatron for advanced particle research.

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  • "It is 135 feet across, cost $9,500,000 and contains more than 9,500 tons of iron, 225 miles of wire, and 2,400 vacuum tubes," wrote Darrell Huff in Popular Science. "This is the bevatron, just completed, the most powerful atom-smasher yet...
    on Jul 8, 2009 By: Darrell Huff Source: Wired News

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