collider
colliding-beam machine colliding-beam machine n. (Physics) a particle accelerator in which two separate beams of particles (usually of opposite charge) are circulated in opposite directions and directed so as to collide head on; -- called also {colliding-beam accelerator} and {collider}.

Note: This technique allows the production of collisions of higher energy than would be possible with a single beam produced by the same device.

Syn: particle collider; colliding-beam accelerator; collider. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Collider —   [kə laɪdə; zu englisch collision »Zusammenstoß«] der, s/ , Kollider, Hochenergiephysik: Bezeichnung für große Teilchenbeschleunigeranlagen (Beschleuniger), in denen zwei auf sehr hohe Endenergien beschleunigte Teilchenstrahlen (Elektronen,… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • collider — col*lid er n. (Physics) a particle accelerator in which two separate beams of particles (usually of opposite charge) are circulated in opposite directions and directed so as to collide head on. This technique allows the production of collisions… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • collider — [kə līd′ər] n. Nuclear Physics a type of particle accelerator in which two beams of high energy charged particles moving in opposite directions are made to collide head on * * * …   Universalium

  • collider — [kə līd′ər] n. Nuclear Physics a type of particle accelerator in which two beams of high energy charged particles moving in opposite directions are made to collide head on …   English World dictionary

  • Collider — This article is about the particle accelerator. For other uses, see Collider (disambiguation). A collider is a type of a particle accelerator involving directed beams of particles. Colliders may either be ring accelerators or linear accelerators …   Wikipedia

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  • Collider — Col|li|der [kə laidə] der; s, <zu engl. to collide »zusammenstoßen«> große Teilchenbeschleunigungsanlage (Kernphys.) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

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