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Specific charge

The ratio of charge to mass expressed as e/m, of a particle. The acceleration of a particle in electromagnetic fields is proportional to its specific charge. Specific charge can be determined by measuring the velocity which the particle acquires in falling through an electric potential; by measuring the frequency of revolution in a magnetic field; or by observing the orbit of the particles in combined electric and magnetic fields. See Elementary particle

specific charge

[spə′sif·ik ′chärj]
(electricity)
The ratio of a particle's charge to its mass.
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'Impeachment requires a specific charge to be made and a public trial through an impeachment tribunal.
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The Bill also repeals a provision of the Armed Forces Discipline Act 1971 that places the onus of proof for defence of a specific charge on to the accused.
According to FNA dispatches, the security forces raided the house of the FNA correspondent on Thursday night and arrested him without any specific charge.
Summary: DUBAI - The Public Prosecution referred to the Court of First Instance two women for alleged human trafficking, with the specific charge of forcing someone to work without pay and sexual exploitation, for the first time, upon an order from the Dubai's Attorney-General.

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