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storage ring

noun, Physics.
a device for storing charged particles fed from an accelerator, consisting of a set of magnets placed in a ring and adjusted to keep the particles circulating until they are used.
Origin of storage ring
1955-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Housed inside this building are a pair of electron accelerators and a state-of-the-art electron storage ring.
  • The electrons in a synchrotron storage ring emit radiation at every bending magnet.

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