- an accelerator in which charged particles are accelerated along a linear path by potential
differences applied to a number of electrodes along their path Sometimes shortened to: linac
Example Sentences Including 'linear accelerator'
Each linear accelerator is capable of carrying out 10,000 treatment sessions each year.
Liverpool Daily Post and Echo (2002)
He was a driving force behind the university's linear accelerator , which produces radiation for cancer therapy.
One other point: the bow is not, as you quoted Bob Perkins as saying, a linear accelerator.
New Scientist (1999)
This is the second modern linear accelerator for the centre, said Sheila Coulter, the director of radiation therapy.
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