synchrocyclotron[siŋ′krō sī′klə trän′, sin′-]
synchrocyclotron definition by Webster's New World
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a modified cyclotron in which the frequency of the accelerating voltage is modulated to take into account the increase in the relativistic mass of the particle as it reaches high energies
synchrocyclotron definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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A cyclotron that accelerates protons and positive ions by using frequency modulation to synchronize the phase of the accelerating potential with the frequency of the accelerated particles to compensate for relativistic increases in particle mass at high speeds.
synchrocyclotron - Science Definition
A type of cyclotron that modulates the frequency of the electric fields that accelerate the particles, thereby keeping the accelerating forces synchronized with the particle as its mass increases with velocity due to the effects of relativity, and providing greater energies for the accelerated particles than an unsynchronized cyclotron. Also called frequency modulated cyclotron. See also synchrotron. See Note at particle accelerator.