small-ion combination

small-ion combination

[′smȯl ′ī‚än ‚käm·bə′nā·shən]
(meteorology)
Either of two processes by which small ions disappear: the union of a small ion and a neutral Aitken nucleus to form a new large ion, or the neutralization of a large ion by the small ion.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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