Cockcroft and Walton accelerator


Cockcroft and Walton accelerator
noun
a high-voltage machine in which rectifiers charge capacitors that discharge and drive charged particles through an accelerating tube

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  • Cockcroft and Walton voltage multiplier — noun a high voltage machine in which rectifiers charge capacitors that discharge and drive charged particles through an accelerating tube • Syn: ↑Cockcroft and Walton accelerator, ↑Cockcroft Walton accelerator, ↑Cockcroft Walton voltage… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cockcroft-Walton accelerator — noun a high voltage machine in which rectifiers charge capacitors that discharge and drive charged particles through an accelerating tube • Syn: ↑Cockcroft and Walton accelerator, ↑Cockcroft and Walton voltage multiplier, ↑Cockcroft Walton… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cockcroft-Walton voltage multiplier — noun a high voltage machine in which rectifiers charge capacitors that discharge and drive charged particles through an accelerating tube • Syn: ↑Cockcroft and Walton accelerator, ↑Cockcroft Walton accelerator, ↑Cockcroft and Walton voltage… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Walton, Ernest Thomas Sinton — ▪ 1996       Irish physicist (b. Oct. 6, 1903, Dungarvan, County Waterford, Ireland d. June 25, 1995, Belfast, Northern Ireland), was corecipient, with Sir John Douglas Cockcroft of England, of the 1951 Nobel Prize for Physics for their… …   Universalium

  • Cockcroft-Walton generator — The Cockcroft Walton (CW) generator, or multiplier, was named after the two men who in 1932 used this circuit design to power their particle accelerator, performing the first artificial nuclear disintegration in history. John Douglas Cockcroft… …   Wikipedia

  • Cockcroft–Walton generator — This Cockcroft–Walton voltage multiplier was part of one of the early particle accelerators responsible for development of the atomic bomb. Built in 1937 by Philips of Eindhoven it is now in the National Science Museum in London, England. The… …   Wikipedia

  • Cockcroft, Sir John Douglas — ▪ British physicist born May 27, 1897, Todmorden, Yorkshire, Eng. died Sept. 18, 1967, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire  British physicist, joint winner, with Ernest T.S. Walton (Walton, Ernest Thomas Sinton) of Ireland, of the 1951 Nobel Prize for… …   Universalium

  • particle accelerator — noun a scientific instrument that increases the kinetic energy of charged particles • Syn: ↑accelerator, ↑atom smasher • Hypernyms: ↑scientific instrument • Hyponyms: ↑betatron, ↑induction accelerator …   Useful english dictionary

  • particle accelerator — accelerator (def. 7). [1945 50] * * * Device that accelerates a beam of fast moving, electrically charged atoms (ions) or subatomic particles. Accelerators are used to study the structure of atomic nuclei (see atom) and the nature of subatomic… …   Universalium

  • Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering — The Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering (RSPhysSE) was established with the creation of the Australian National University (ANU) in 1947. Located at the ANU s main campus in Canberra, the school is one of the four founding… …   Wikipedia


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