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electric field

the lines of force exerted on charged ions in the tissues by the electrodes that cause charged particles to move from one pole to another.

electric field

The region in space in which the attractive or repulsive effects of a given electric charge have an effect.
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The average strength of the electric field is a function of voltage and working distance, so it can be altered by changing one or both of these variables.
Pulsed electric field technology has many potential advantages in assuring food safety.
With the use of molecular dynamics simulations developed at the CCMS, which allow scientists to track the evolution of materials systems with ultra-high resolution in space and time, the physicists explored the response of the formamide nano-droplet to an applied electric field of variable strength.
Figure 6 presents P-E hysteresis loops of SSSEP films measured at different electric fields.
Frost formation on the surface of refrigeration apparatus under electric fields.
First of all, the threshold electric field (10) for aggregation of particles in the absence of any ligand was determined.
Zhao and colleagues found that when the cells were in an electric field, the positively-charged polyamines tend to accumulate at the side of the cell near the negative electrode.
Physicist Joseph Dwyer of the University of New Hampshire in Durham says the technique should help scientists piece together how thunderclouds build up the tremendous electric fields required for lightning.
The final two chapters address electric fields associated with electromagnetic waves, and measurement techniques including incoherent scatter radar (ISR), in situ techniques, and barium ion cloud measurements.
The therapy addresses the unique characteristics of cancer cells such as their shape and rate of division by applying alternating electric fields to change the cells' polarity," said Wendy J.
Scientists at the University of Minnesota have developed a reactor that uses a simple high-frequency AC power supply to generate high-intensity electric fields in liquid food, which will then inactivate microorganisms.
Menzel and Roberge said that based on the corrected understanding of the electric fields the asteroids would have experienced, the solar wind and plasma conditions that would have prevailed, and a mechanism known as multi-fluid magneto-hydrodynamics.