kiloelectronvolt


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kiloelectronvolt

[¦ki·lō·i′lek‚trän‚vōlt]
(physics)
A nit of energy, equal to 1000 electronvolts. Abbreviated keV.
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The unit on the horizontal axis is in kiloelectronvolts (keV).
Positron spectroscopy uses a variable monoenergy positron beam (from the electronvolts range to several kiloelectronvolts) (27) coupled with PAL and momentum density measurements was presented recently, and it is capable of probing free volume profiles from the surface, through the interfaces, and to the bulk.
An electron's mass is around 500 kiloelectronvolts, roughly 20 million times greater.