positive charge


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Noun1.positive charge - having a deficiency of electronspositive charge - having a deficiency of electrons; having a higher electric potential
electric charge, charge - the quantity of unbalanced electricity in a body (either positive or negative) and construed as an excess or deficiency of electrons; "the battery needed a fresh charge"
negative charge - having a surplus of electrons; having a lower electric potential
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During the process, a positive charge (+) is applied to the filter that acts to disrupt the natural path of contaminants and bonds them to the media.
Polyamines are molecules within the cell that carry a positive charge.
The new method, known as TrEnDi (trimethylation enhancement using diazomethane), increases the sensitivity of mass spectrometry analyses by assigning a fixed, permanent positive charge to amino groups.
In this process, a positive charge is applied to the paint bath and a negative charge is applied to the parts to be-coated.
Gram-negative organisms are attracted to the positive charge in the ConBlock MIC molecule resulting in a rupture of the organism's outer cell.
The vehicle is equipped with a hybrid drivetrain that relies on two ionic fluids - one with a negative charge and one with a positive charge - to generate electricity.
As bacteria and pathogens come into contact with the filter the spikes pierce the cell wall and deliver a positive charge directly to the inner cell causing the bacteria to explode - terminating the threat.
These hailstones build up a negative charge as they fall past smaller crystals with a positive charge.
Evolution has removed the ability of muscle cells to contract and changed the distribution of proteins in the cell membrane; now all electrocytes do is push ions across a membrane to create a massive flow of positive charge," said Lindsay Traeger, U-W graduate student and co-author of the study.
Until now it wasn't clear whether the positive charge came from positrons, the antimatter 'opposite' of electrons, or positively charged atoms," Miller Jones said.
That is leading physicists to the more exciting conclusion that the particle consists of four quarks: a charm and an anticharm along with an up and an antidown, which are extremely light and create a net positive charge.
When excited by a photon, an electron from one of these pigments is shuffled around to create a positive charge on one side of the membrane, and negative charge on the other.

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