Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Bevatron

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_1266

A six or more billion electron volt accelerator of protons and other atomic particles. Energies of 5–6 MeV will produce X rays equivalent in energy to gamma radiation of 12–20 g of radium. Makes use of a Cockcroft-Walton transformer cascade accelerator and a tinear (q.v.) as well as an electromagnetic field in the build-up.

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA