electron attachment


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electron attachment

[i′lek‚trän ə′tach·mənt]
(atomic physics)
The combination of an electron with a neutral atom or molecule to form a negative ion.
(nuclear physics)
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The Commission has also approved a project with the Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia, to measure electron impact ionisation and excitation cross-sections of hydrocarbon molecules (by using crossed-beam experimental techniques), including the measurement of electron attachment cross-sections of hydrogen compounds.