recombination energy

recombination energy

[‚rē‚käm·bə′nā·shən ‚en·ər·jē]
(physics)
The energy released when two oppositely charged portions of an atom or molecule rejoin to form a neutral atom or molecule.
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The orange luminescence band (centred at 598 [+ or -] 2 nm) of [Mn.sup.2+] can be observed if the recombination energy is efficiently transformed into the excited state of [Mn.sup.2+] at the [Li.sup.+] position.
This facilitates the transfer of the recombination energy to [Mn.sup.2+] and removes the second "if" in our model.
In this process, portion of the recombination energy is converted to light.