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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    Check out the most extensive map of black holes ever

    Popular Science 26 Feb 2021
    (LOFAR/LOL Survey/) ... If these black holes weren’t actively devouring space particles, they would be nearly impossible to pinpoint because dormant black holes don’t give off any detectable radiation, rendering them more or less invisible ... [Related ... This outermost layer of the atmosphere forms a shell of electrons and charged particles around the Earth....
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    17 black inventors who changed the tech world

    Digital Trends 26 Feb 2021
    See more ... 1920-1982 ... Mark Dean ... 1957- ... Charge density wave research ... Along with her doctoral degree in particle physics, Dr. Jackson worked with Bell Laboratories and collaborated on research related to charge density waves. Charge density waves are important in creating high-temperature superconductors, which have all sorts of technological applications....
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    Plants, natural fibre ionisers effective in reducing Covid-19 droplets transmission: Study

    Straits Times 25 Feb 2021
    ... were found to be the most useful in reducing the concentration of aerosol particles in poorly ventilated indoor spaces. While ionisers purify the air by generating negative ions, they charge up aerosol particles which then stick onto surfaces such as the floor and the walls....
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    Plants, natural fibre ionisers and air filters effective in reducing Covid-19 aerosol concentrations: Study

    Straits Times 25 Feb 2021
    ... were found to be the most useful in reducing the concentration of aerosol particles in poorly ventilated indoor spaces. While ionisers purify the air by generating negative ions, they charge up aerosol particles which then stick onto surfaces such as the floor and the walls....
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    Plant, natural fibre ionisers can curb aerosol transmission: Study

    Straits Times 25 Feb 2021
    ... natural fibre ionisers were the most useful in reducing the concentration of aerosol particles in poorly ventilated indoor spaces. Ionisers purify the air by generating negative ions that charge up aerosol particles, which then stick onto surfaces such as the floor and the walls....
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    Amazing close-up of Venus captured by NASA Parker Solar Probe

    The Citizens 25 Feb 2021
    While on a journey to study the sun, NASA's Parker Solar Probe has captured an incredible new view of Venus ... Recommended for you. +9 ... 24 ... Bright streaks seen in the image are the result of space dust and cosmic rays, or charged particles, reflecting sunlight ... The solar wind is a steady stream of energized particles that flow out from the sun ... ....
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    Spring Training Stadium Hits Home Run with Air Purification Technology

    Kingsport Times-News 25 Feb 2021
    ... uses a combination of ultraviolet light, electrical charges, and the moisture in the air to create vaporized oxidation products. Combined with charged ions, these purification products continuously hunt down even the smallest particles which often pass through HEPA filters....
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    This Incredibly Map Doesn't Show Stars, But 25,000 Supermassive Black Holes

    IFL Science 25 Feb 2021
    Incredibly, this image above doesn’t show a starry sky. Instead, every white dot is a supermassive black hole at the core of a different galaxy ... Together they are the largest combined radio telescope in the world ... Long radio wavelengths are greatly affected by the ionosphere, the layer of electrically charged particles that surround our planet ... ....
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    Nature's funhouse mirror: Understanding asymmetry in the proton

    Phys Dot Org 24 Feb 2021
    The proton, a positively charged particle that exists at the center of every atom, displays asymmetry in its makeup ... A perfect circle consists of two semicircles of the same size facing opposite directions, and each type of particle in the universe has an antiparticle of the same mass with opposite electric charge....
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    Gravity, Particle Physics, and an Ultimate 'Theory of Everything'

    Interesting Engineering 23 Feb 2021
    As distances between particles shrink, the force of gravity becomes comparable to that of attracted charges.Advertisement ... This switch-and-swap method enabled the scientists to define the charge and mass of known elementary particles, and look for solutions capable of describing particle formation....
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    Reclusive neutron star may have been found in famous supernova

    Phys Dot Org 23 Feb 2021
    There is a subset of pulsars that produce winds from their surfaces—sometimes at nearly the speed of light—that create intricate structures of charged particles and magnetic fields known as "pulsar wind nebulae." ... The team also found evidence of high-energy particles using NuSTAR's ability to detect more energetic X-rays....
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    Ion-optics-based quantum microscope can image individual atoms

    Phys Dot Org 23 Feb 2021
    A team of researchers at Universität Stuttgart has developed an ion-optics-based quantum microscope that is capable of creating images of individual atoms ... The microscope built by the team began with the use of an electrostatic lens, a device that can be used to transport charged particles such as electrons ... Explore further ... More information. C ... DOI....
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    High-resolution, terahertz-driven atom probe tomography

    Phys Dot Org 23 Feb 2021
    The narrow energy spread of the field-evaporated ions by single-cycle terahertz pulses will open the way to use charged particle beams for imaging, analysis and matter modification from the microscale to the nanoscale....
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