Ionization temperature | Article about ionization temperature by The Free Dictionary
ionization temperature[‚ī·ə·nə′zā·shən ‚tem·prə·chər]
The temperature at which the average kinetic energy of gas molecules having a Maxwell distribution equals the ionization energy.
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