electron flow


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electron flow

[i′lek‚trän ‚flō]
(electricity)
A current produced by the movement of free electrons toward a positive terminal; the direction of electron flow is opposite to that of current.
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Electron flow causes a shift in electrons along a conductor.
This particular electron flow is used in the noninvasive method for condensate resistance measurement [2].
Normally, electron flow in materials is impeded by imperfections--seemingly slight edges and rifts that act like cliffs and crevasses in this microscopic world, blocking electrons in their path.
The electron flow involved in this process can be directly recovered as electricity when the RBEC is operated as a MFC.
At the conclusion of this activity, most students could explain that the change in voltage was a direct result of electron flow, and link this to consumption of sugars.
This is attributable to the fact that the transistors being used require negative voltage to be continuously applied to the circuit-power cutoff switch in order to turn off the electron flow (see Figure 1a).
The specimen being heated and walls of the chamber represent the anode, that's why a portion of the electron flow generated by the cathode interact with the specimen, while the other portion of electrons fall on walls of the vacuum chamber.
Although several studies have suggested that propofol has a direct effect on oxidative phosphorylation, (2,21,22) it remains unclear whether propofol exerts this effect by uncoupling the mitochondrial electron flow (20) or by a protonophoric effect, increasing the proton influx across the inner mitochondrial membrane.
The continuous attenuation circuit is built on the company's UL-recognized GTT technology that works by opposing changes in electron flow on the ground wire while not compromising ground safety.

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