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Cyclotron Radiation

(radiation emitted when charged particles are accelerated)

Cyclotron Radiation is radiation emitted by a charged Particle when it is accelerated and traveling at less than Relativistic Speed. It can be generated in Magnetic Fields in space. Characteristics:

The period of the particle's orbit is inversely proportional to the magnetic field, making such radiation a means detecting characteristics of magnetic fields.

Radiation from near-light-speed charged particles is called Synchrotron Radiation.


Referenced by:
Electron Scattering
Synchrotron Radiation