Macron (physics)

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In physics, macrons are microscopic (dust-sized) particles, accelerated to high speeds. The term was first used in the late 1960s, when it was believed that macrons could be accelerated cheaply in small particle accelerators as a way of achieving low-cost fusion power.[1]


  1. ^ Kirtley, David; Slough, John (2010). "Macron Formed Liner as a Practical Method for Enabling Magneto-Inertial Fusion". Journal of Fusion Energy. 29 (6): 561–566. Bibcode:2010JFuE...29..561K. doi:10.1007/s10894-010-9314-y.