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 How does a linear accelerator work? For what purpose is it used? 

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Today there are several devices invented to produce the high energy radiations with the help of different nuclear reactions and acceleration processes. These high energy radiations are used in medical industries and also in several nuclear process to initiate the nuclear reactions.

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The linear accelerator or LINAC uses microwave technology to accelerate the electrons. The process occurs in a part of the accelerator that is called the wave guide. It allows these high energy electrons to collide with certain heavy metal target to produce high-energy x-rays.

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Hence the linear accelerator is mainly used to accelerate the electron...

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