Any of several machines, such as the cyclotron and linear accelerator, that increase the speed and energy of protons, electrons, or other atomic particles, and direct them at atomic nuclei or other particles to cause high-energy collisions. Such collisions produce other particles, whose paths are tracked and analyzed. Particle accelerators are used to study the nature of the atomic nucleus, subatomic particles, and the forces relating them, and to create radioactive isotopes.
The hand lever or pedal that controls this valve
(Informal) A particle accelerator.
An instrument for measuring the strength of an electric current in terms of amperes
A shaft of which a cam is an essential part, or to which a cam is fastened
The metal casing that encloses the crankshaft of an internal-combustion engine
A shaft having one or more cranks for transmitting motion
A device for letting exhaust gases from an internal-combustion engine pass directly into the air instead of through a muffler
A circular particle accelerator in which charged subatomic particles generated at a central source are accelerated spirally outward in a plane perpendicular to a fixed magnetic field by an alternating electric field. A cyclotron is capable of generating particle energies between a few million and several tens of millions of electron volts.
a valve that regulates the supply of fuel to the engine
a pedal that controls the throttle valve
(Slang) A humorous or entertaining event or person.
A discharge of a gun in signaling or saluting
Catalyst is defined as a substance that speeds up the rate of a chemical reaction.
A mechanism for changing from one gear to another in a transmission.
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