ionized atom


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i·on·ized at·om

an atom that possesses an electrostatic charge as a result of loss or gain of electrons, for example, H+, Ca2+, Cl-, O2-.
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Caption: The EUNIS rocket split ultraviolet light from a region (white boxes and line) of the sun into its component wavelengths (left, right), which revealed emissions from highly ionized atoms in 10-million-degree-Celsius plasma.
The compilation includes data for the neutral and singly ionized atoms of all elements hydrogen through einsteinium (1 through 99).
Other areas such as spectroscopy of highly ionized atoms, laboratory astrophysics, fundamental physics, material science, and biology and chemistry will be considered on a secondary basis.
The resultant ionized atoms are left in excited states.
Ionized atoms cause radio waves to bounce back to Earth's surface.
The instrument detects the ionized atoms which are shown as a concentration in ppm or ppb on an LCD.
The term CF was introduced by them to identify the claimed fusion of hydrogen nuclei (ionized atoms dissolved in solid metals).
Early Sunday morning, the Sun's surface erupted and blasted tons of plasma (ionized atoms) into interplanetary space.
A meteor train, on the other hand, is a trail of glowing, ionized atoms that remains in the meteor's path after the meteor has passed.
Neutral and ionized atoms from the plasma then coat the substrate.
These ionized atoms absorb the radiation, and the kick imparted by the process blows off gas, creating a continuous, outward flow of matter.