follow Dictionary.com

Dictionary.com's Word of the Year is...

synchrotron radiation

noun
1.
electromagnetic radiation emitted by charged particles as they pass through magnetic fields.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for synchrotron-radiation

synchrotron radiation

noun
1.
electromagnetic radiation emitted in narrow beams tangential to the orbit of very high energy charged particles, such as electrons, spiralling along the lines of force in a strong magnetic field. It occurs in synchrotron accelerators and in many cosmic environments, such as radio galaxies and supernova remnants
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
synchrotron-radiation in Science
synchrotron radiation  
Electromagnetic radiation emitted by high-energy particles that are moving in a circular path, as in a synchrotron particle accelerator. Energy lost by synchrotron radiation increases rapidly as particles approach the speed of light.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for synchrotron

0
20
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with synchrotron-radiation