collider

Definition of collider

col`lid´er
n.1.(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 of higher energy than would be possible with a single beam produced by the same device.

Related Words

accelerator, atom smasher, collide, electron accelerator, particle accelerator, proton accelerator, superconducting supercollider
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