three-body recombination

three-body recombination

[¦thrē ‚bäd·ē rē‚käm·bə′nā·shən]
(atomic physics)
The combination of an electron with a positive ion in a gas in such a way that the incoming free electron transfers energy and momentum to another free electron in the neighborhood of the ion.
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The chemical system chosen for the simulation is the well-known three-body recombination reaction of nitrogen monoxide with the hydroxyl radical [23, 24].
Meystre, "Inhibiting three-body recombination in atomic Bose-Einstein condensates," Physical Review Letters, vol.