Charged particle

In physics, a charged particle is a particle with an electric charge. It may be an ion, such as a molecule or atom with a surplus or deficit of electrons relative to protons. It can be the electrons and protons themselves, as well as other elementary particles, like positrons. It may also be an atomic nucleus devoid of electrons, such as an alpha particle, a helium nucleus. Neutrons have no charge, so they are not charged particles unless they are part of a positively charged nucleus. Plasmas are a collection of charged particles, atomic nuclei and separated electrons, but can also be a gas containing a significant proportion of charged particles. Plasma is called the fourth state of matter because its properties are quite different from solids, liquids and gases.

See also

  • Elementary particle
  • List of particles
  • Ion beam
  • Charge carrier
  • List of plasma (physics) articles
  • References

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    With innovative nanofiber membranes, cloth masks' efficacy goes up to 99%

    Phys Dot Org 22 Oct 2020
    ... of particles, increasing effectiveness while preserving breathability ... As the droplet accelerates, it stretches into a very small fiber that retains a static charge ... The remaining charge in the fibers is beneficial, she explained, because virus particles also have a static charge....


    The National 22 Oct 2020
    The sun can release solar eruptions that carry strong electrically-charged particles that can damage satellites and cause solar storms on Earth ... The particles crossed through Earth’s magnetic field, causing Central and Northern Canada’s skies to light up with Aurora Borealis – or ......

    For the first time: Realistic simulation of plasma edge instabilities in tokamaks

    Phys Dot Org 22 Oct 2020
    Edge Localized Modes, ELMs for short, are one of the disturbances of the plasma confinement that are caused by the interaction between the charged plasma particles and the confining magnetic field cage ... throws plasma particles and energy outwards onto the vessel walls....

    Columbus libraries to spend $500,000 on COVID-19-killing ionization

    The Columbus Dispatch 22 Oct 2020
    The technology, called needlepoint bipolar ionization, produces airborne ions that are distributed through a ventilation system ... According to a library staff report, the ventilation process deploys both negatively and positively charged ions that attach to particles in the air, making them larger and more easily filtered ...

    Greater Latrobe spends $443K to boost air filtration at 5 schools amid pandemic

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review 21 Oct 2020
    According to Global Plasma Solutions, the company that makes the units, they produce positive and negative ions – charged molecules or atoms. The ions combine with particles suspended in the air inside a building, causing them to group into larger clusters so they can more easily be filtered from the air....

    Astro Bob: Trick or treat! Uranus at opposition on Halloween

    Grand Forks Herald 21 Oct 2020
    We used Mars last week to point to the pulsating, red giant. in the constellation Cetus. Today we'll use it again, this time to direct us to Uranus ... A blue pinhead, that is ... ... Like Earth the planet has a magnetic field, which can direct charged particles from the solar wind into its upper atmosphere to spark displays of the aurora borealis ... ....

    The Orionid meteor shower peaks this week. Here's how and when to watch

    Lincoln Journal Star 21 Oct 2020
    Though scientists have a greater understanding of what dark matter isn’t than what it is, a leading theory posits dark matter is made from exotic particles like axions or Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPS) ... As a solar wind carries charged particles from the sun towards the Earth could have catastrophic effects for Earth’s habitants....

    St. Paul, St. Kate’s, Cretin-Derham Hall, others fight COVID with new ionization technology

    Pioneer Press 20 Oct 2020
    What’s the best way to filter a room free of COVID-19 particles? A little electric charge helps. Global Plasma Solutions of Charlotte, N.C., has been sweeping up — so to speak — when it comes to selling its particle ionization system to universities, municipalities and government clients, from the U.S....

    Humans experience 200 times more radiation standing on the moon than standing on the Earth

    Phys Dot Org 20 Oct 2020
    These consist mostly of charged particles such as protons and naked helium nuclei, with about 1% of GCRs being made up of nuclei of heavier elements. Since the damage caused by charged particles scales with the square of the nuclear charge, these heavier elements can cause disproportionately high damage to human tissue....

    Mercedes-Benz has a new $160,500 ultra-luxurious Maybach SUV that comes with reclining rear seats and ...

    Business Insider 20 Oct 2020
    The Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600. Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz unveiled the Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 4MATIC at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show ... Mercedes-Benz ... Mercedes-Benz ... Mercedes-Benz ... It also pumps more negative ions into the air duct to attract positively-charged airborne particles, therefore reducing viruses and bacteria, according to the automaker....

    The perspective of Kabbalah of information on the reversibility of time

    The Jerusalem Post 18 Oct 2020
    Quantum mechanics introduces CPT symmetry, where C is the 'particle–antiparticle' charge conjugation, P is parity transformation and T is time reversal ... This implies that the concept of entropy does not apply to individual particles, and the laws directing their movement are time-symmetrical....

    Could your car keep you safe from COVID-19?

    Omaha World-Herald 16 Oct 2020
    When it comes to filtering out coronavirus particles, the issue hangs in part on their size and the abilities of the system in place ... The system, aimed at various pollutants and allergens, is equipped with an ionizer that puts an electric charge on particles as small as 2.5 microns coming into the car, causing them to stick to the air filter....

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