One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A person or thing that wiggles or makes something wiggle.
- ‘It's this number that Marilyn does and she wasn't much of a dancer, she's just a wiggler.’
A magnet designed to make a beam of particles in an accelerator follow a sinusoidal path, in order to increase the amount of radiation they produce.
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- ‘The wiggler converts the electron beam power into laser light.’
- ‘The advent of the third-generation synchrotron radiation facilities, featured by insertion devices such as undulators and wigglers, is fundamentally changing this situation.’
- ‘He has consulted at most of the storage ring projects around the world, many of which have installed Halbach design undulators and wigglers.’
- ‘In addition to steering and focusing magnets, the storage ring also contains undulator and wiggler magnets - collectively called insertion devices.’
- ‘As electrons used to create the laser beam are steered from the linear accelerator around a curve to a wiggler where the laser beam is produced, the electrons give off t-rays.’
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