particle accelerator - definition and synonyms

  1.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    a scientific instrument used by physicists to study the smallest known particles. It speeds up and increases the energy of a beam of particles by generating electric fields that accelerate the particles, and magnetic fields that steer and focus them.

    A particle accelerator works very much like the picture tube found in a television set.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 06/07/2012