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[mass noun] Polarized radiation emitted by a charged particle spinning in a magnetic field.
- ‘Specializing in accelerators, synchrotron radiation and lasers, each group views these new facilities as a natural development in its respective field.’
- ‘In this model the gamma rays are emitted as synchrotron radiation by electrons that are accelerated to much lower energies.’
- ‘Similarly, today's biologists have adopted a plethora of techniques and instruments from physics - such as synchrotron radiation and nuclear magnetic resonance - and are doing very nicely, thank you.’
- ‘As particles travel through an accelerator, they give off a form of radiation known as synchrotron radiation.’
- ‘At a synchrotron radiation source, electrons emit radiation as they are guided by magnets around a storage ring.’
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