mobile electron

mobile electron

[‚mō·bəl ə′lek‚trän]
(physical chemistry)
An electron that can move readily from one atom to another within a chemical structure in response to changes in the external chemical environment.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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An endogenously produced compound, coenzyme Q10 is found in human cells, and plays an imperative role in production of energy by serving as mobile electron carrier in electron transport chain within mitochondria.
A typical superconductor has about one mobile electron for each atom in the material, while in bismuth each electron is shared by 100,000 atoms.
The mechanism involved in this electron transfer process may consist of either via direct contact, nano-wires, or mobile electron shuttles, which are small size spheres that represent as the final membrane associated shuttle.
This work now centres on analyzing the microscopic changes taking place within a superconductor when it hits that key temperature where mobile electrons organize into a wave-like periodic structure called a charge density wave.
Ohmic conduction is caused by the movement of mobile electrons in the conduction band and holes in the valence band.

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