charge exchange


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charge exchange

[′chärj iks‚chānj]
(physics)
The transfer of electric charge from one particle to another during a collision between the two particles.
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We assume that the same processes occur for tritons and tritium atoms and that the cross sections for Lyman alpha production as well as those for charge exchange are the same as those for protons or H atoms at equal energies (7).
The interaction between the solar wind and the Earth's magnetosphere that creates this charge exchange process is detailed in a paper - "Energetic Neutral Atoms from the Earth's Subsolar Magnetopause" - published recently by the American Geophysical Union.
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Barrister Lord Pannick QC is defending the Levy Board's decision that it has "no power" to charge exchange clients levy, which is raised on bookmakers' profits and devoted to the general good of racing, because they do not fall within the statutory definition of 'bookmaker'.
The latest signatures covered Edge Charge Exchange Recombination Spectroscopy and the H-Alpha diagnostic--both highly sophisticated technical devices designed for the measurement of various plasma parameters.