Forums Assignment Help Why a cyclotron cannot be used to accelerate an electron?

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    Why a cyclotron cannot be used to accelerate an electron?

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    Because cyclotrons can’t sync up with particles to continue accelerating them once they become relativistic (i.e. speeds comparable to the speed of light). Because electrons have so little mass they become relativistic at very low energies.

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