- noun a circular particle accelerator in which charged particles are confined inside a vertical magnetic field and speeded up by an alternating high-frequency current
- A circular accelerator in which charged particles are given repeated energy boosts by a constant-frequency alternating electric field, while a static magnetic field maintains the particles in their proper spiraling path. The hollow metal box within which the particles are accelerated is divided into two, with each of the sections being called a dee. Once the particles reach a given velocity, they spiral out onto the desired target.
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