dielectronic recombination


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dielectronic recombination

[di·ə‚lek′trän·ik ‚rē‚käm·bə′nā· shən]
(atomic physics)
The combination of an electron with a positive-ion in a gas, so that the energy released is taken up by two electrons of the resulting atom.
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