Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Betatron

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_1264

\bā-tәr-trän\ n [ISV] (1941) An accelerator that uses an electrostatic field to impart high velocities to electrons. Energies of 5 to 6 MeV will produce X rays equivalent in energy to gamma radiation of 12–20 g of radium.

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA