Best ways to define jargon

particle accelerators

 a machine capable of unlocking some of the fundamental secrets of nature itself.

 A modern particle accelerator consists of a series of specially shaped cavities surrounded by a metal (usually copper) through which an alternating voltage is passed. When this voltage is positive, the cavity attracts negatively charged particles (normally electrons), and draws them in; when it is negative, it repels and expels them. If the particles to be accelerated are positive (such as protons) the principle is the same but the voltages are the other way around.

synchrotron

 a particle accelerator that produces exceptionally bright X-rays which illuminate unseen worlds of atoms, molecules and fibres.

neutrinos

 ethereal particles which pervade the universe but rarely interact with anything while they are doing so

 

Leave a comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s