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e·lec·tron-volt (eV, ev),

(ē-lek'tron-vōlt),
The energy imparted to an electron by a potential of 1 V; equal to 1.60218 × 10-12 erg in the CGS system, or 1.60218 × 10-19 J in the SI system.

e·lec·tron-volt

(EV, ev) (ĕ-lek'tron vōlt)
The energy imparted to an electron by a potential of 1 volt; equal to 1.60218 × 10-12 erg in the CGS system, or 1.60218 × 10-19 joule in the SI system.
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