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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One of the most important electron driven chemical reactions is that of dissociative electron attachment in which an electron breaks apart a molecule leaving a neutral and negatively charged fragment.
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.
Air Products will introduce a break-through fluxless soldering technology using electron attachment (EA) technology for wafer level packaging applications at the IPC APEX Expo in San Diego, Calif., from February 27-March 1.