charged particle

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charged particle

Any ion or subatomic particle that carries an electrical charge, e.g., in medicine, a proton used in radiation therapy. By convention, protons are positively charged particles; electrons, negatively charged.
See also: particle
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The picket fence is caused by a mechanism similar to typical auroras, but STEVE's mauve streaks are caused by heating of charged particles higher up in the atmosphere, similar to what causes light bulbs to glow.
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It has been shown by several authors over decades that the center of charge and center of mass of charged particle are not one and the same but they are separated by a distance of the order of Compton wavelength of the particle.
The charged particles from the Sun alone cannot create these spectacular Northern Lights.
The charged particles tend to excite the gases in the atmosphere which results in a glow that resembles gas in a fluorescent tube.
[3] Charged particles carried from the sun collide with Earth's magnetism.
In a theoretical model proposed by Begelman and Boulder colleagues, the charged particles are accelerated near the nebula's center.
They noticed that just as the comet lost its tail on April 20, a cloud of charged particles from the sun, called a coronal mass ejection (CME), swept past the object.
The charged particles interact only with electric and magnetic fields before striking the detectors.
These particles are known as solar wind and are quickly- moving charged particles emitted from the Sun.
A small number of facilities around the world deliver radiation with charged particles such as protons and heavy ions (figure 5).