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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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