cosmotron

cosmotron

[kos-muh-tron]
noun Physics.
a proton accelerator.

Origin:
1945–50; cosmo- + -tron

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Cosmotron (ˈkɒzməˌtrɒn)
 
n
a large synchrotron which was used for accelerating protons to high energies (of the order of 1 GeV)
 
[C20: from cosm(ic ray) + -tron]

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