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be·ta·tron

(bā'tă-tron),
A circular electron accelerator that is a source of either high energy electrons or x-rays.

betatron

[bā′tətron]
a cyclic accelerator that produces high-energy electrons for radiotherapy. The magnetic field of the betatron deflects electrons into a circular orbit, and an increasing magnetic orbital flux produces an induced circumferential electric field that accelerates them.

betatron

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 was limited by the low attainable strength of the magnetic field and the size of the magnetic core.

be·ta·tron

(bā'tă-tron)
A circular electron accelerator that is a source of either high energy electrons or x-rays.

be·ta·tron

(bā'tă-tron)
A circular electron accelerator that is a source of either high energy electrons or x-rays.

betatron (bā´tətron),

n a machine that produces high-speed electrons through magnetic induction.

betatron

an apparatus for accelerating electrons to millions of electron volts by magnetic induction.