retarding potential

retarding potential

[ri′tärd·iŋ pə‚ten·chəl]
(physics)
A potential which causes the speed of a moving particle to be reduced.
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While applying the retarding potential to the target, impact of ions appeared in the form of cross-links and craters.
By increasing the retarding potential to 100 V to the lead target, craters are formed as a result of the explosive outflow of material from the hot molten core of the spike.