Van de graaff

What is Van de graaff?

Van de graaff definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:

American physicist who in 1929 invented an improved electrostatic generator (later called the Van de Graaff generator) that was adapted for use as a particle accelerator. The generator became an important research tool for atomic physicists and was also used to produce high-energy x-rays helpful in treating cancer.

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