ponderomotive force

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ponderomotive force

[‚pän·dər‚mōd·iv ′fȯrs]
(atomic physics)
The part of the interaction of light with atoms that exerts a force on the atoms, rather than coupling with their internal structure.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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