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charged particle

[′chärjd ′pärd·ə·kəl]
(particle physics)
A particle whose charge is not zero; the charge of a particle is added to its designation as a superscript, with particles of charge +1 and -1 (in terms of the charge of the proton) denoted by + and - respectively; for example, π+, Σ-.
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Auroras are produced by glowing oxygen and nitrogen atoms in Earth's upper atmosphere, excited by charged particles streaming in from the near-Earth magnetic environment called the magnetosphere.
In the review article entitled "Charged Particle, Photon Multiplicity, and Transverse Energy Production in High-Energy Heavy-Ion Collisions" [1], the following two modifications are suggested to take care of some minor errors.
Classical Charged Particles. World Scientific, Singapore, 2007.
Our Sun is constantly sending out a steady stream of charged particles into the interplanetary space, known as a solar wind.
Solar wind is a stream of charged particles from the sun.
Lawrence added that they can observe charged particles from the Sun closer to Earth we can, but analyzing them can be a challenge as their journey is affected by magnetic fields.
When the charged particles strike gases high in the sky, light is produced.
[2] Earth's magnetic field usually deflects most of the charged particles. It traps the
Because no signal can travel farther than light can in a given period of time, the rapid variation of the April flares indicates that the charged particles were revved up within a tiny region of the vast Crab no bigger than the solar system.
Clearly and elegantly, Rohrlich describes the philosophy and logic of physical theory and a plan for the presentation of the classical theory of charged particles, a short history of that theory, foundations of classical mechanics, (including the equivalence of static coordination systems and the relativity of velocity, the relativity of acceleration and the basic problem of classical dynamics), the Maxwell-Lorentz field, electromagnetic radiation, the charged particle, generalizations, the relations of the classical Lorentz invariant charged-particle theory to other levels of theory, the theory's structure and place in physics, physically correct dynamics, the space-time of special relativity, and the space-time of general relativity.
The solar wind is a stream of charged particles that comes off the sun.