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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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They found that during STEVE, a flowing "river" of charged particles in Earth's ionosphere collide, creating friction that heats the particles and causes them to emit mauve light.
In the later studies, Haitch, Rueda and Puthoff [23] studied an accelerated charged particle under the influence of zeropint field and obtained a relation for inertial mass of a charged particle which is similar to (3).
Figures in Table 2 demonstrate that during the interaction of a fast moving charged particle with a nucleus (at r ~ [10.sup.-12] cm) the orientation of the spin of the target nucleus takes as little time as ~ [10.sup.-26] seconds.
TORCH can also be used for a ToF detector which will associate charged particles and high-energy gammas with the primary collision point (vertex) from which they originate, differentiating their source from the several vertices present in the crossing of LHC beam bunches.
SIMION 3D calculates the charged particle's trajectory using a time-adaptive, 4th order Runge-Kutta algorithm to solve the equation of motion in three dimensions.
The ionization chamber technique is employed to convert neutrons to charged particles in a large spatial region.
THESE X-RAY IMAGES of two pulsars (top two panels) show beautiful, complex clouds of charged particles created as the spinning neutron stars move through space.
Known as the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights, they are caused by a sudden ejection of charged particles by the Sun.
The solar flare, wandering close to the Earth, threw immense clouds with charged particles toward the planet causing the beautiful display.
The researchers said that such charged particles twirl and gyrate around the magnetic field lines created by the vast magnetic systems that surround the Sun and Earth.
The display is caused by electrically charged particles from the sun entering the earth's atmosphere.
They sometimes form when bursts of charged particles from the sun crash into Earth's magnetic field.