bound electron

bound electron

[¦bau̇nd i′lek‚trän]
(atomic physics)
An electron whose wave function is negligible except in the vicinity of an atom.
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In the case of bound electron absorption of the quantum of energy he had to move to a more distant from the nucleus of an atom circular orbit.
Impact ionization, which leads to carrier multiplication, can be likened to an array of dominoes in which each domino represents a bound electron.
The ionization potential --how much energy it takes to strip an atom of its most weakly bound electron --hints at how that atom's electrons are arranged.
Theory of bound electron (hole) phonon scattering is used to explain the conductivity in samples having low doping of impurities.
The model calculates the sum of all processes (5) through (8) that lead to the ejection of a bound electron.
Nearly 60 years ago, the French physicist Pierre Auger discovered that atoms brought to an excited state can undergo a transition to a lower energy state by emitting a bound electron.
Confirming results Researchers have been able to capitalize on a process called high harmonic generation to image the wave function of an N2 molecule's most weakly bound electron.
When the impurity concentration is low, the electrons or holes are bound to the impurity atoms and the theory of bound electron (hole)-phonon scattering is used to explain the phonon conductivity values of the samples with low doping.
A less tightly bound electron orbiting farther away then falls into the more internal vacancy while the atom ejects a third, "Auger" electron.
A manganese atom also has a similar magnetic moment and a closed electronic shell of more tightly bound electrons, and Khanna said that the new cluster could be regarded as a mimic of a manganese atom.
The bound electrons are situated closer to the chlorine atom because of its higher electronegativity though they are not completely transferred to the chlorine atom as in sodium chloride.
The authors measured the Compton-recoil electron spectrum, first in the energy region of the so-called Compton profile and more recently in the regime of largest momentum transfer to the bound electrons.