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cy·clo·tron

(sī'klō-tron),
An accelerator that produces high-speed ions (for example, protons and deuterons) under the influence of an alternating magnetic field, for bombardment and disruption of atomic nuclei. Used to produce clinically useful positron-emitting radionuclides.
[cyclo- + G. -tron, instrumental suffix]

cyclotron

[sī′klətron]
Etymology: Gk, kyklos + electron, amber
a device used to accelerate charged particles or ions. The particles bombard targets where they create radioactive species, which can be used as radiopharmaceuticals or to make neutrons for radiotherapy.

cyclotron

Radiation therapy A device used to accelerate charged particles–eg, protons to higher energy levels, in which a magnetic field causes the particles to orbit, which are accelerated by an oscillating electric field. See Radiotherapy.

cy·clo·tron

(sī'klō-tron)
A particle accelerator that speeds up particles in a spiral pattern to produce protons for nuclear research or radiation treatment.

cy·clo·tron

(sī'klō-tron)
A particle accelerator that speeds up particles in a spiral pattern to produce protons for nuclear research or radiation treatment.

cyclotron (sī´kləträn),

n a device for accelerating charged particles to high energies by means of an alternating electrical field between electrodes placed in a constant magnetic field.
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The introduction of our newest cyclotron in Augusta underscores Cardinal Health's commitment to making molecular imaging more accessible to physicians and patients in Georgia and throughout the United States," says John Rademacher, president of the company's nuclear services unit.
The key to making isotopes locally is the availability of a cyclotron, which accelerates charged particles to create radioactive versions of target materials.
The 88-Inch Cyclotron's versatile Advanced Electron Cyclotron Resonance ion source readily created a beam of highly charged calcium ions, atoms lacking 11 electrons, which the 88-Inch Cyclotron then accelerated to the desired energy.
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You have to be within striking distance of a cyclotron," says Quake, but these machines are fairly well distributed across the United States.
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The experiment will be constructed and undergo initial testing at the Low Energy Neutron Source at the Indiana University Cyclotron Facility (LENS) where ample beam time for this task will be available and will be moved to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for actual data collection.