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  1. linear accelerator, linacnoun

    ions are accelerated along a linear path by voltage differences on electrodes along the path

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  1. linear accelerator

    A linear particle accelerator (often shortened to linac) is a type of particle accelerator that accelerates charged subatomic particles or ions to a high speed by subjecting them to a series of oscillating electric potentials along a linear beamline. The principles for such machines were proposed by Gustav Ising in 1924, while the first machine that worked was constructed by Rolf Widerøe in 1928 at the RWTH Aachen University. Linacs have many applications: they generate X-rays and high energy electrons for medicinal purposes in radiation therapy, serve as particle injectors for higher-energy accelerators, and are used directly to achieve the highest kinetic energy for light particles (electrons and positrons) for particle physics. The design of a linac depends on the type of particle that is being accelerated: electrons, protons or ions. Linacs range in size from a cathode ray tube (which is a type of linac) to the 3.2-kilometre-long (2.0 mi) linac at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Menlo Park, California.

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  1. linear accelerator

    A linear accelerator is a device used to accelerate charged particles, such as electrons, protons, or ions, to high speeds in a straight path. It does this through sequentially timed electric fields that increase the velocity and energy of the particles. The device is used in various fields including physics research, medical radiation therapy, and industrial radiography.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of linear accelerator in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of linear accelerator in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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