Definition of Linear accelerator

1. Noun. Ions are accelerated along a linear path by voltage differences on electrodes along the path.

Exact synonyms: Linac
Generic synonyms: Accelerator, Atom Smasher, Particle Accelerator
Specialized synonyms: Microwave Linear Accelerator

Medical Definition of Linear accelerator

1. A sophisticated external beam radiotherapy machine which has the capabilities of focussing irradiation (although not very finely). Acronym: LinAC (16 Dec 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Linear Accelerator

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linear absorption coefficient
linear acceleration
linear accelerator (current term)
linear algebra
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linear amputation
linear atrophy
linear combination
linear combinations
linear dependence
linear dichroism
linear energy transfer
linear equation
linear equations
linear fracture
linear function

Literary usage of Linear accelerator

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1. Utilisation and Reliability of High Power Proton Accelerators: Workshop by NEA Nuclear Science Committee (2001)
"... COLLABORATION ON THE SC linear accelerator FOR ADS Carlo Pagan! INFN Milano-LASA and University of Milano Via Fratelli Cervi, 201,1-20090 Segrate (MI), ..."

2. Directory of Federal Laboratory and Technology Resources: A Guide to (1993)
"1732 Stanford linear accelerator Center Department of Energy PO Box 4349, Stanford, CA 94309 Contact: Dr. Rainer Pitthan Phone: (415) 926-3467 The center ..."

3. The Small Business Innovation Research Program: The First Decade (1993)
"2 MeV proton accelerator, ion source and ion injector electronics delivered to Loma Linda University Hospital for use in the injector linear accelerator to ..."

4. Turn of the Century: 2100 by Charlie Pedersen (2007)
"SLAC Stanford linear accelerator Center. Palo Alto, California. The Stanford linear accelerator Center (SLAC) is a US National Laboratory operated by ..."

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