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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    Earth's Magnetic Field 'Preserved Habitability' at Two Key Points in Planet's History

    Newsweek 20 Jan 2020
    After this happened, the charged particles stripped the planet of its atmosphere and its oceans were lost to space....

    New high-energy gamma-ray sources found in the galaxy

    Astronomy 20 Jan 2020
    The finding may help physicists better understand where cosmic rays — energetic particles that permeate the universe — come from ... energetic particles called cosmic rays ... But it’s hard to trace them back to where they came from because they are charged particles....

    Curious Particle Detection In Antarctica Supports Ideas Beyond Current Physics Theories

    IFL Science 16 Jan 2020
    The Standard Model of Particle Physics is one of the pinnacles of human ingenuity. It describes the world of particles and their interactions and its predictions have been confirmed time and time again ... Neutrinos are particles with no electric charge and a tiny mass ... particles....

    LETTER: Alarmists target CO�

    Business Day 16 Jan 2020
    Oh dear, yet more nonsense of the imagined dangers of rising CO², now described as a “beast”! (Carbon dioxide is a bigger beast than scientists thought, January 15) ... Both the medieval warm period and the present warming seem to have been caused by high solar activity (emission of charged particles), and have nothing to do with CO² ... Andrew Kenny....

    Taal volcano: Your questions answered

    BBC News 14 Jan 2020
    Those particles can carry electrical charges, while frictional collisions between grains can also build up charge. If the positively-charged ash particles become separated from the negatively-charged particles in sufficient quantity, and the two oppositely charged regions become temporarily linked, this is a lightning bolt....

    The US is building its first new particle collider in decades on Long Island. Stephen ...

    Business Insider 11 Jan 2020
    A new particle collider is set to be built at the Brookhaven National Laboratory in Long Island, New York. Particle colliders smash charged particles against one another at nearly the speed of light to reveal some of their fundamental properties....

    Column: The Earth’s magnetic field is on the move

    Gloucester Times 11 Jan 2020
    But, fortunately, the energetic, charged particles interact with the magnetic shield and are diverted away ... A second benefit we receive from having the charged particles diverted from the Earth’s surface is that, over time, these particles would have stripped away our atmosphere....

    Global warming among factors for Australian bushfires

    RTE 11 Jan 2020
    During this latest crisis, police in New South Wales and Queensland have charged a number of people with deliberately starting fires, but have ... This climbs high enough so that water and ice particles collide, creating an electrical charge which is then released as lightning....

    Hellenic Cancer Society Wants Fireplace Use Banned in Cities

    The National Herald 10 Jan 2020
    Measures to prevent the use of fireplaces should include laws with big fines and building codes preventing installing fireplaces in new construction, it said, charging ......

    China Focus: "Magic soil" a green solution to red tide

    Xinhua 10 Jan 2020
    QINGDAO, Jan ... Yu's team has developed and upgraded the technology since 1993 ... The threat to the sailing events was eliminated ... Yu said by changing the surface charges of clay particles from negative to positive, the modification can increase attractive interaction between clay particles and algae cells, incurring flocculation ... TEST WATERS ABROAD ... ....

    Firestorms: How Australia's bushfires created their own weather

    The Times of India 10 Jan 2020
    SYDNEY ... Scientists are still trying to understand how firestorms are created although weather, terrain, vegetation and the characteristics of the fire itself all play a role ... "Collisions of ice particles in the very cold upper parts of these clouds cause a build-up of electrical charge, which is released by giant sparks-lightning ... Top Videos ... ....

    China is developing drones that use quantum physics to send unhackable messages

    South China Morning Post 09 Jan 2020
    Chinese scientists say they have developed the world’s first fleet of drones equipped with quantum ......

    Doctors Capture Cherenkov Light Being Generated Inside Patient's Eyeball For The First Time

    IFL Science 09 Jan 2020
    Cherenkov light inside a patient's eye. Lesley Jarvis. Cherenkov light is electromagnetic radiation that's emitted when a charged particle passes through matter at a greater speed than the speed of light within that medium, producing an effect like a sonic boom, which occurs when, for example, a plane travels faster than the speed of sound ... - ... ....