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Word of the Week: Synchrotron

Video by Brad Plummer and Nicholas Bock (time 1:33).
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Synchrotrons are circular particle accelerators that are a key tool for scientists investigating the realm of the ultra small. Science writer Nicholas Bock explains in this video installment of the Word of the Week.

—Nicholas Bock and Brad Plummer, SLAC Today, September 18, 2009