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17/01/1949 The first synchrotron is started in Berkeley

A synchrotron is a particular design of particle accelerator, a machine that uses electromagnetic fields to propel charged particles to nearly light speed and to contain them in well-defined beams. In the synchrotron, the field is synchronized to the increasing kinetic energy of the particles. Most powerful accelerators of the world are synchrotrons.


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