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Specific charge

The ratio of charge to mass expressed as e/m, of a particle. The acceleration of a particle in electromagnetic fields is proportional to its specific charge. Specific charge can be determined by measuring the velocity which the particle acquires in falling through an electric potential; by measuring the frequency of revolution in a magnetic field; or by observing the orbit of the particles in combined electric and magnetic fields. See Elementary particle

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specific charge

[spə′sif·ik ′chärj]
(electricity)
The ratio of a particle's charge to its mass.
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