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syn·chro·tron

(sin'krō-tron),
A machine for generating high-speed electrons or protons, as for nuclear studies.

synchrotron

A cyclotron which accelerates electrons via a pulsating magnetic field, imparting up to 20 MeV of energy. The first medical betatron was opened in the 1950s, but were limited by the low attainable strength of the magnetic field and the size of the magnetic core.

synchrotron

(sĭng′kră-trŏn″)
A particle accelerator used in medical imaging that accelerates positively or negatively charged particles.
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The building is directly attached to the existing building of the electron synchrotron BESSY II.
The main device electron synchrotron laboratory will be built on the basis of documentation prepared and made available by the Max IV Laboratory working at the University of Lund in Sweden.
The German Electron Synchrotron DESY is a research organization with offices in Hamburg and Zeuthen (Brandenburg).
Martinez, "By combining the latest advances in our X-ray source technology with cutting edge optics from LLNL and elsewhere, we are close to demonstrating an alternative source for X-ray lithography that will be far smaller and much less expensive than the electron synchrotrons that have been developed for this application.

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