Meaning of omegatron in English:

omegatron

Pronunciation /ˈəʊmɪɡətrɒn/

noun

Physics
  • A mass spectrometer that employs the principle of the cyclotron to identify and measure gases at very low pressures.

    A radio-frequency electric field is applied at right angles to a magnetic field so that charged particles having a certain charge-to-mass ratio impinge on a collecting electrode.

Origin

1940s. From omega + -tron, ω being the symbol of angular frequency.